Video shows Spanish Air Force CASA C-101 Aviojet crashing into Mediterranean Sea near Murcia, Spain


On 26 August at 09:38 (UTC +2), a Spanish Air Force (Ejército del Aire) CASA C-101 Aviojet belonging to the Patrulla Águila, Spain’s Red Arrows, crashed into the Mediterranean Sea near La Manga, Murcia, Spain during a training flight. A video of the splashdown appeared on social media. 

The single pilot was able to eject her/his seat, emergency services were scrambled to recover the pilot. A few hours after the crash, authorities confirmed the dead of the pilot.

The CASA C-101 Aviojet is a low-wing single engine jet-powered advanced trainer and light attack aircraft.


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