One civilian on the ground was killed and three injured when a military plane crashed in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor on Sunday, medical sources said, dpa reported.
The aircraft, which was being used in a training exercise, crashed due to a technical failure, army spokesman Colonel Ahmed Ali said. He gave no details of casualties and said the situation was being monitored.
Witnesses said the crew parachuted from the plane before it hit the ground. Some houses near the crash site caught fire, they added.
Luxor Security Director Mostafa Bakr told al-Ahram newspaper that the Russian made MiG-21 plane exploded in the air and crashed into agricultural areas and houses.