CAIRO, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) — A MIG-21 fighter jet belonging to the Egyptian army crashed on Sunday near the southern ancient city of Luxor, leaving two villagers killed and two others wounded on the ground, security sources told Xinhua.
The Russian-made fighter jet was conducting a daily training mission when it caught fire after takeoff from a military base.
Both pilots bailed out before the plane crashed in the populated area of al-Madamoud of Luxor, a famous tourism resort in Egypt, official news agency MENA reported.
It said the accident happened due to a technical malfunction.
The wounded people were sent to a hospital in Luxor and local authorities started to investigate the cause, security sources said.