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Plane crash in S. Egypt kills 1 villager

CAIRO, Oct 13 (KUNA) -- A fighter jet belonging to the Egyptian air force crashed Sunday while on a training mission near the southern ancient city of Luxor, killing a villager on the ground and injuring three, MENA reported.
Military spokesman Col. Ahmed Mohammed Ali said on his official Facebook page that the plane crashed as a result of a mechanical failure. He gave no details.
The Russian-made MiG warplanes were once the backbone of Egypt's air force. They began to be replaced in the 1980s and 1990s by U.S.-made fighter jets, mainly the F-16. (end) jz.tg KUNA 131642 Oct 13NNNN