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VIDEO AFTERMATH: Two German fighter jets collide during training mission

A German air force Eurofighter Typhoon launches from the runway at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 4, 2012. The Germans are participating in Red Flag-Alaska 12-2, a two-week exercise providing aircrew realistic combat sorties and increasing their chances of survival in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Miguel Lara III)

A pair of smoke plumes reached into the sky of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, after a midair collision between two Eurofighter jets that reportedly left two pilots dead.

The high-speed collision happened around noon German time, according to the BBC, which reported that both pilots ejected before the military crafts crashed to Earth, causing small fires. A third pilot in a separate jet claimed to have seen the airmen involved in the accident parachute out of their doomed jets.

German media outlet Ostseewelle Hit Radio reported neither pilot survived the wreck [although some reports say he was rescued from trees nearby].

“After the latest Baltic wave information, the second pilot has died. He was suspected in the Jabel area — about ten kilometers from the other crash site. Actually, the ejection seats and the pilots have a GPS location,” they reported.

German officials said the jets were involved in a training accident and were not carrying missiles. The aircraft are valued around $100 million each.


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