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Two Eurofighter jets crash into each other in Germany

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posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 08:02 AM
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Seems two Typhoons have collided into each other in Germany. The article reports that both pilots supposedly ejected but are yet to be found? As i understand it the number of flight worthy Typhoons in the German fleet was pretty low to start with? This will obviously not help matters?


Two Air Force jets have collided in the sky in a remote part of northern Germany. Emergency services have rushed to Fleesensee, near Malchow, where the crash is suspected to have been between two Eurofighter jets. The pilot of each plane were able to eject themselves before colliding according to an Air Force spokesman who added that they are yet to be found.


www.dailymail.co.uk...




posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 08:12 AM
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Apparently a third jet reported seeing parachutes. So the pilots should hopefully be okay.



posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 08:15 AM
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Ouch...not a good look for their Military at the global stage.



posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 08:30 AM
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They found on of the pilots alive, still looking for the other.

The jets belonged to Tactical Air Force Wing 73 'Steinhoff'.


They recently classified readiness rates, in 2017 39 of 128 were mission capable.



posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 09:26 AM
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I´ve heard jets flying around today, our town is in the flight path, always has been for jet fighter training. Hope the pilots are found fast!

It´s not often that they train, maybe a few times a year over the course of summer.



posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 09:50 AM
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Looks like the second pilot didnt make it. No confirmation yet but they have found body parts.



posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 10:02 AM
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They fetched one pilot in the trees and yet no info about the other one except what mightmight wrote, they found body parts.
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posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 10:49 AM
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They just confirmed the second pilot died. RIP



posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 10:55 AM
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My thoughts go out to his family.



posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 11:00 AM
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The fighters I heard belonged to elsewhere because I heard them around 3pm and the crash was earlier. I´ve not heard them since so I guess they have been taken out of the air after the crash.

They went very low, I think they train terrain flights here and in the alps feet. If I had to estimate I would say 200m flight height? Rattles windows when they go that crazy screaming along.



posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 11:09 AM
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confirmed (with sauce)

www.reuters.com...



posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 12:28 PM
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Terribly shocked and saddened by this. I photographed this unit when they came to the UK for Cobra Warrior last September and have been in contact with one of the pilots since. My thoughts are with the colleagues, friends and family of the deceased pilot. I don't yet know if its the same pilot who contacted me for photo's


Luftwaffe EF2000 30+73 2018-09-05-2 by Wayne Bennett, on Flickr



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posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 12:46 PM
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A few photos getting out now.

www.express.co.uk...




posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 01:18 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
A few photos getting out now.

www.express.co.uk...



God that's awful.... and that's just one aircraft.
Were they in formation? Why the collision? Damn


Edit:
Do you know if they were in tight formation and CLIPPED... or something else.
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posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 01:36 PM
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They were doing ACM training according to reports.
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posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 02:00 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Bigburgh

They were doing ACM training according to reports.


Lost me there... so they were opposing aircrafts? So they went head to head?


Went ahead ad read up on ACM....
(BALLZZZ HO LEE CRAP!) DID I READ THAT RIGHT?


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posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 02:10 PM
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They were training to dogfight. It's very well coordinated on the ground, but you can lose separation a lot faster than you realize or are prepared for once you get in the mix.



posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 03:17 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Bigburgh

They were training to dogfight. It's very well coordinated on the ground, but you can lose separation a lot faster than you realize or are prepared for once you get in the mix.


I really am sorry for the fighters...gosh damn a gentleman died.

I really have feelings...say that to someone's child... so sorry...
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posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 04:17 PM
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RIP.Yes trainings a risky business..



posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 09:27 PM
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Two UK Typhoon had a near miss last month, they were not doing ACM, just landing in formation IIRC.

RIP.



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