Pilot killed as 2 Eurofighter jets collide in midair

National & World

WUNSTORF, GERMANY – JUNE 07: An Eurofighter Typhoon jet performs at Fliegerhorst Wunstorf to take part in an open house day of the Bundeswehr on June 7, 2018 in Wunstorf, Germany. The Bundeswehr holds the annual event nationwide partially in an effort to broaden the appeal of Bundeswehr employment opportunities. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

(CNN) — Two Eurofighter jets crashed in midair in northern Germany on Monday, killing one of the pilots, according to the German air force.

The unarmed warplanes were on an “air combat mission” when they collided near the Laage military base in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the airforce’s Team Luftwaffe said on Twitter.

The airforce later tweeted that one pilot had been found dead, while the other pilot, who survived, is being treated by emergency services after safely ejecting from the jet.

Local police said in a statement that the surviving pilot landed in the canopy of a tree, 66 feet from the ground.

Two parachutes were seen over the lake area of Silz and Jabel, a local Neubrandenburg police spokeswoman told CNN.

A third Eurofighter jet was also on the mission and its pilot reported two parachutes at the scene, said Team Luftwaffe.

Trademark and Copyright 2020 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.

Latest News

More News