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Two German Eurofighter jets collide midair, pilot dies

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.

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Berlin Updated on: June 25, 2019 9:35 IST
Two German Eurofighter jets collide in midair, pilot dies.
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Two German Eurofighter jets collide in midair, pilot dies. (Representative Image) 

Two Eurofighter jets crashed 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, the CNN reported.

The 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 police spokeswoman said.

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

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