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Militärchenlück: fighter plane crashes in France

2019-09-19T12:19:45.026Z

After the crash of an F-16 fighter plane, both pilots were able to escape. One of them got caught in a high-voltage mast.




In western France, a Belgian fighter crashed. As the Belgian Air Force announced, the two crew members were able to leave the F-16 aircraft with the ejection seat.

NEWS @BeAirForce
- un de nos F16 s'est écrasé près de Lorient en France. Les pilotes ont quitté l'avion avec leurs sieges éjectables.

- Belgian Air Force (@BeAirForce) September 19, 2019

According to information from the French regional newspaper "Ouest-France", one of the soldiers caught his parachute in a high voltage power line. He is now safe, according to the newspaper Le Télégramme. The other, too, survived.

According to the Belgian Air Force, the crash site is near the town of Lorient in Brittany. The newspaper "Ouest-France" reported that the machine crashed at the exit of the community Pluvigner near a house on a field.

The Belgian Air Force reportedly had 60 fighter aircraft of the type F-16. They are manufactured by the American company Lockheed Martin. The fighter aircraft was not armed during the flight.

Source: spiegel

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