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Pilot Killed After Indonesian Military Jet Crashes During Training Mission

Indonesian Air Force's T-50i Golden Eagle fighters.

Indonesian Air Force's T-50i Golden Eagle fighters.

Photographer: Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images

Jakarta, Indonesia (AP) -- An Indonesian military jet crashed on a nighttime training mission on the main island of Java, killing its pilot.

The South Korean-made T-50i Golden Eagle was conducting tactical intercept training when it went down into bushes late Monday in Central Java province’s Blora district about an hour after taking off from Iswahyudi Air Base in the neighboring province of East Java, military spokesperson First Marshal Indan Gilang said.