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Two German armed forces Eurofighter jets have collided and crashed in the Müritz area of north-eastern Germany.
Although both pilots managed to eject from the planes, local reports said one of them had died.
One of the Eurofighters went down in a forest while the other crashed near a village about 10km (6 miles) away, the interior ministry in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania said.
The pilot who survived was found dangling from a tree by rescue teams.
The mid-air collision happened as three Eurofighter Typhoons were taking part in an air combat exercise shortly after 14:00 (12:00 GMT). The third pilot witnessed the collision over the Fleesensee and reported seeing two parachutes.
Germany's military has some 140 Eurofighter Typhoons but has struggled to keep them ready for combat. A report last year said only four of its planes were available because of a leak of cooling fluid in the wing sensors.
originally posted by: Oleandra88
There are already two threads about it. And for me it is more about the pilot that died, not a game who has the better military.
I could go off on a tangent about the reasons that is so but I am going to make some enemies here.
Due to a technical problem with the defense system of the combat aircraft only 10 of the Luftwaffe's 128 Eurofighters are mission ready, according to the report.
In a Bundeswehr document provided to the German parliament last year, the military classified 39 of 128 jets as combat ready.
However, Der Spiegel said that the military appeared to count any Eurofighter that can fly as ready, even if they are only available for training or maneuvers without missiles or defense systems.