Military jet crash death toll now 11

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The death toll from the crash of a Greek F-16 at a Spanish military base rose to 11 after one of the French airmen who suffered serious burns died at a Madrid hospital.

Spanish investigators were trying to determine what caused the jet to lose thrust as it took off and crash into five parked planes at the Los Llanos air base in south eastern Spain.

The crash triggered a series of explosions and a fire that took about an hour to put out.

Two pilots aboard the Greek F-16 were killed along with eight French air force members on the ground and the French airman who died yesterday.

Eleven Italians and nine French were injured. Three French jets and two Italian jets were damaged. The F-16 and the military personnel were taking part in a Nato training exercise.