A pilot has died after an F-18 jet crashed during take-off from an air base outside Madrid, says Spain’s defence ministry.
Television pictures showed a large black plume of smoke rising from the Torrejon de Ardoz base, 12 miles east of the Spanish capital.
The crash happened just after 11am local time (10am UK time).
It is the second time a military plane has come down in Spain in the last week.
A 34-year-old pilot died on Thursday when a Eurofighter jet crashed near the Los Lalanos base in Albacete province.
It was returning from Madrid after taking part in celebrations for Spain’s National Day.