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One dead as two fighter jets collide in Germany

One dead as two fighter jets collide in Germany

Two military jets collided in northeastern Germany on Monday while on a mission for the German air force, Deutsche Welle reports.

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RESTRICTIONS: Broadcast: NO USE JAPAN, NO USE TAIWAN Digital: NO USE JAPAN, NO USE TAIWAN Two military jets collided in northeastern Germany on Monday while on a mission for the German air force, Deutsche Welle reports.

The two aircraft crashed before 2:00 P.M.

Local time in northeastern Germany near Lake Mueritz, which is north of Berlin.

Three Eurofighter jets took off from Laage Air Base, according to Germany's public international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle .The trio was part of the German military's Tactical Air Force Wing 73, which specializes in air defense.

The two pilots ejected from their fighter jets and launched their parachutes.

One of the pilots was found alive, hanging on a tree canopy.

The other pilot was found dead, with human remains being found in the area by the police.

Part of the plane wreckage was found in the surrounding area of Malchow, Deutsche Welle reports.

The German broadcaster cites reports as saying that the wreckage had caused fires that were extinguished.

In a statement, Germany's Minister of Defence Ursula von der Leyen said that they would launch an investigation into the incident.

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The plane wreckage VOICEOVER (in English): "Two military jets collided in northeastern Germany on Monday while on a mission for the German air force." "The two aircraft crashed before 2:00 P.M.

Local time in northeastern Germany near Lake Mueritz, which is north of Berlin." "According to Germany's public international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle, three Eurofighter jets took off from Laage Air Base.

The trio was part of the German military's Tactical Air Force Wing 73, which specializes in air defense." "The two pilots ejected from their fighter jets and launched their parachutes." "One of the pilots was found alive, hanging on a tree canopy." "The other pilot was found dead, with human remains being found in the area by the police." "Deutsche Welle reports part of the plane wreckage was found in the surrounding area of Malchow." "The German broadcaster cites reports as saying that the wreckage had caused fires that were extinguished." SOURCES: Deutsche Welle, BBC News, CNN, ABC News via The Associated Press https://www.dw.com/en/pilot-dies-after-eurofighters-collide-in-northern-germany/a-49332147 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48746559 https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/24/europe/eurofighter-jets-crash-germany-grm-intl/index.html https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/reports-fighter-jets-collide-northeastern-germany-63906308 *** For story suggestions please contact [email protected] For technical and editorial support, please contact: Asia: +61 2 93 73 1841 Europe: +44 20 7542 7599 Americas and Latam: +1 800 738 8377




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