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10 Dead, 21 Injured in Greek Plane Crash in Spain


Smoke rises from a military base after a plane crash in Albacete, Spain, Jan. 26, 2015.

Smoke rises from a military base after a plane crash in Albacete, Spain, Jan. 26, 2015.

A Greek fighter jet crashed during a NATO training mission in Spain Monday, killing 10 people.

The victims included eight French nationals and two Greeks, Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy told Spanish TV. He also said 21 other NATO personnel were hurt, including French and Italians

Officials say the Greek F-16 lost power as it took off from the Los Llanos NATO base near Madrid, slamming into a fleet of other planes sitting on the ground.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg expressed condolences to the loved ones of the victims of Monday's crash.

"This is a tragedy that affects the whole NATO family," Stoltenberg said.

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