Two German Eurofighters Crash after Mid-Air Collision, One Pilot Killed

Two Eurofighter jets crashed in northeastern Germany after a mid-air collision on Monday, killing one of the pilots, according to the German air force.

The unarmed aircraft were on an “air combat mission” when they collided near the Laage military base in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

The air force initially said that both pilots had managed to eject from the aircraft. Later, it announced that one pilot had been found dead, while the other pilot was found alive, hanging in a tree canopy.

The pilots were part of the Tactical Air Force Wing 73, known as “Steinhoff,” a fighter wing that specializes in general air defense and is the chief training center for pilots of the Eurofighter Typhoon in Germany.

 

[Sources: CNN, DW]