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As the Nordkurier first reported, two Eurofighters from Laage Air Base (Tactical Air Force Squadron 73 “Steinhoff”) collided in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania this afternoon. Nothing is currently known about possible victims.

All relevant updates are communicated by the Air Force via the official Twitter channel, among other things.

According to the Bundeswehr, both pilots operated the ejection seat, the pilots are currently being searched for. According to a dpa report, the crash of the two machines was observed by a pilot of a third machine. This is said to have informed the Air Force of the clash that occurred.

update:

  • 15:21: A pilot was found alive, the second pilot is still being searched.
  • 16:30: The police in Neubrandenburg have reported the discovery of a body. The confirmation that it is the pilot has not yet been given.
  • 5:40 pm: The Air Force confirmed that the second pilot could only be recovered dead.

Waldemar Geiger