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.
A German air force pilot was killed after his fighter jet collided with another during a training mission. pic.twitter.com/JDdGBRCDAy
— DW News (@dwnews) June 24, 2019
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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