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Egypt fighter jet crashes in northern Cairo

Mechanical failure was blamed for the jet crash

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A fighter jet belonging to the Egyptian air force crashed in the Nile Delta governorate of Daqahliya on Wednesday, with no deaths reported, according to a military statement.

Military spokesman Col. Ahmed Mohammed Ali said the jet’s pilot was transferred to a hospital and is in a stable condition.

A mechanical failure in the fighter jet caused it to crash, Ali said.

A Soviet-made MiG-21 fighter jet crashed last October near Egypt’s southern ancient city of Luxor, killing one civilian and injuring three.