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.
EUROFIGHER ZUSAMMENGESTOßEN Nach Ostseewelle-Informationen sind über der Müritzregion zwei Eurofighter zusammengestoßen und abgestürzt. Mehr dazu in unseren Nachrichten. pic.twitter.com/RwqmYjU7yh
— Ostseewelle HITRADIO (@ostseewelle_de) June 24, 2019
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.