Two German Air Force Eurofighters of the TLG73 “Steinhoff” from Rostock-Laage, collided midair and crashed. Both pilots ejected.
Two EF2000 Eurofighters have collided and crashed in Bundesland Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, Monday afternoon 24 June 2019.
The aircraft collided shortly before 14:00hrs local time near Lake Mueritz, about 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Berlin.
There was forest fires and a large contingent of rescuers at the scene of the accident. One of the pilote survived and landed in a tree. The other one is missing. “Together with a third Eurofighter they were flying an Air Combat Mission,” the German Air Force said.
“The pilot of the third Eurofighter observed the collision and reported that two parachutes descended to the ground.”
The two planes were based at Laage near Rostock. Neither plane was carrying weapons.
Local media showed footage of the smoke from both planes after they had hit the ground and said the crashes had both started forest fires.
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
One of the pilots was found alive hanging from a tree by rescuers near the village of Nossentiner Hütte, reports said. Police warned that debris from the crash had been strewn over a large area.