Eurofighter crashes at Spain's Moron base near Seville

A pilot has died after his Eurofighter jet crashed at a military base in southern Spain, defence officials say.

"A Eurofighter has crashed on landing on the runway of the Moron base", a Spanish defence ministry spokeswoman told the AFP news agency.

The accident took place at around 14:00 local time (12:00 GMT) at the facility, 56km (35 miles) south-east of Seville.

The base is shared by Spain and the US Air Force, but only Spain operates the Eurofighter jet.

Local media say the aircraft smashed in to the ground while attempting to land.

Images posted on social media showed black smoke rising from the vicinity of the air base

Very sad that someone has died, but I had to think it was fate given the name of the base.