Turkish Air Force F-4E Fighter jet crash during landing at Malatya Erhaç Base

Turkish Air Force F-4E Fighter jet crash during landing at Malatya Erhaç Base

On 31 May 2019, a Türk Hava Kuvvetleri ( Turkish Air Force) F-4E-2020 from 111 Filo ‘Panter’ stationed at Eskisehir air base crash-landed at Malatya Erhaç airbase in the east of the country.

According to the information the landing gear of the aircraft collapsed upon landing at Erhac, both pilots ejected and are in good health.

The Aircraft sustained damage

The description from the MSB is as follows:

An F-4 aircraft crashed in the landing during the descent into the Erhaç / Malatya base

The F-4 fighter jet malfunctioned while landing in the base in Malatya, Ertaç. 2 pilots in the aircraft, which crashed in the landing gear, jumped off; It was learned that pilots were in good health.

Turkish Air Force F-4E Fighter jet crash during landing at Malatya Erhaç Base

Judicial and administrative investigations is started

On 22 June 2012, a Turkish RF-4E Phantom II reconnaissance aircraft was lost, reportedly due to Syrian anti-aircraft fire. The incident happened over the Mediterranean Sea, close to the town of Ras al-Bassit.

The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a tandem two-seat, twin-engine, all-weather, long-range supersonic jet interceptor and fighter-bomber

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