Tuesday, October 8, 2019

US F-16 Fighter Jet Crashes Near Air Base In Germany. Pilot Ejects To Safety

A USAF F-16 fighter on the runway at Spangdahlem Air Base last week

Daily Mail/AFP: US military F-16 fighter jet crashes in south west Germany: Pilot is 'taken to hospital after ejecting over a forest'

* USAF Spangdahlem base confirmed an F-16 crashed at around 3pm on Tuesday
* The pilot was able to use the ejector seat to get to safety and is in hospital
* There were no immediate details on what caused the crash in the Zemmer area
* Police have a wide cordon in place and fire crews rushed to the scene

A US military F-16 fighter jet has crashed in western Germany, with the pilot ejecting to safety before the plane smashed into the ground.

Officials said the jet came down in a forest in the Zemmer area during a training mission, between the city of Trier and the U.S. Air Force's Spangdahlem Air Base.

Base spokeswoman Angela Watson confirmed the plane crashed around 3pm local time on Tuesday and the pilot, who was taken to hospital with minor injuries, was safe. She provided no immediate details about the cause of the crash.

The news comes just a week after two US airmen were killed at the Spangdahlem base in a fiery car crash. The cause of the September 30 accident remains under investigation.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Get well soon and beers for you :D