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BREAKING - TWO German fighter jets crash into EACH OTHER, 1 pilot dead

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posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 10:53 AM
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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.

BREAKING - TWO German fighter jets crash into EACH OTHER, 1 pilot dead

In this day and age, it's pretty bizarre for things like this to occur, especially in first world nations with top rate armed forces and air forces and skilled personnel. Although, this did occur during a "combat exercise", you'd think in a nation like Germany that such pilots would be skilled and trained. Mistakes do happen, but still...

This last bit is especially eye-opening:


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.


This whole debacle is all a bit embarrassing to Germany and Europe as a whole.




posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 10:56 AM
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Hopefully Merkel assigns a top notch cultural investigator to see if this event has hurt any homosexual or muslim people.



posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 11:04 AM
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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.



posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 11:06 AM
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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.


Oops, sorry. Didn't see anything in BAN forum, so I posted. Didn't see another poster made one in Aircraft Projects...



posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 11:23 AM
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a reply to: AnakinWayneII

Germany has always been great with planes post WW2 lol. They at one point had a habit of over spec'ing planes, like the starfighter (aka "The Widowmaker"). This tends to cause mechanical problems as well as pilot error. Of course, it could have simply been a dyslexic pilot, during an exercise bank starboard (right) during a head-on, maybe he banked left?

For your listening pleasure, a story album, Captain Lockheed and the Star fighters. It has Robert Calvert, Eric wolfson, hawkwind, Arthur Brown and I think Alan parsons. I have an original pressing from the master mother imported from United artists in Europe :-) It is a story of pride, greed and bad engineering, demanding too many features and functions from an aircraft manufacturer.

Cheers - Dave



posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 11:48 AM
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a reply to: AnakinWayneII

No, it really isn't unheard of. As pilot training hours drop, and aircraft readiness rates plunge, it's really not that uncommon at all. It doesn't matter who the aircraft belong to.



posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 11:56 AM
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a reply to: bobs_uruncle

The German military is a shell of what it was. Their readiness rates are even worse than some of ours.



posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 12:28 PM
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a reply to: AnakinWayneII

It isn't bizarre at all! Regardless of the nation these collisions do happen.

Collisi on News report 1

Collision News report 2

Collision News report 3

Collision News report 4

The bizarre thing is people giving you stars for the post!


edit on 24/6/2019 by tommyjo because: Additional info added



posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 12:45 PM
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From social media-



More pics here.



posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 07:15 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

That's saying something though, isn't it?

There has been no "impetus" to increase aircraft readiness and pilot preparedness and training...



posted on Jun, 24 2019 @ 07:17 PM
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a reply to: AnakinWayneII

There's been a big attempt to improve both, but it takes money and time. Readiness isn't improved quickly, either on the crew side or the maintenance side.



posted on Jun, 25 2019 @ 10:10 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58
I recall hearing something about the German's not having enough operational aircraft to even consider doing combat training for a long time, due to under funding. So that probably just compounds the problems of not having enough aircraft ready enough to even do combat training.

www.dw.com...
This article is from May 2nd of 2018



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.




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