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Egypt: Military aircraft crash 'kills six crew'

Map of Kawm Awshim

A military aircraft has crashed on a training mission in Egypt, killing six troops, Egyptian officials say.

One passenger was also hurt in the crash, according to state-owned broadcaster, Channel One.

The aircraft reportedly came down in Kawm Awshim in Fayoum province, about 100 km (62 miles) south of Cairo.

The broadcaster said the crash had been caused by "technical failure". The defence minister has ordered an inquiry into the accident.

Earlier reports had stated that seven crew were killed in the crash.

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