THE death toll from the crash of a Greek fighter jet in central Spain has risen to 11.

One of the French airmen who suffered serious burns in the crash and resulting fire has died at a Madrid hospital.

The F-16 jet crashed at a military base in Albacete while taking off, triggering a series of explosions and a fire.

The two Greek pilots were killed, along with eight French air force members on the ground and the French airman who died today.

Some 11 Italians were also injured, along with nine French.

The military personnel at the base were taking part in an advanced NATO training exercise, which includes Belgium, Britain, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the US.

Spanish investigators are assessing what caused the jet to lose thrust as it took off.

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