Two German Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon Aircraft Collide During Training Exercise

Two Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft, operated by German Air Force, collided and crashed in the north of the country during a training exercise on June 24, according to reports.

The aircraft collided at around 2:00 p.m. local time near Lake Mueritz in the northeastern German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) north of Berlin. After collision, the jets crashed around 10 km apart.

Both pilots ejected from the aircraft before the crash, according to a pilot who was flying a third Typhoon jet during the Air Combat Mission. One pilot was recovered from a forest and is reportedly safe. The search is continuing for the other pilot.

Footage posted online showed two plumes of smoke at separate crash sites.

The involved aircraft belonged to Air Force’s Tactical Air Force Wing (Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader) 73 “Steinhoff” based at Rostock-Laage Airport.

Eurofighter Typhoon is a twin-engine, canard–delta wing, multirole fighter manufactured by Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug Gmbh, a consortium of Airbus, BAE Systems and Leonardo.

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