Pilot dies after Eurofighter jets crash into each other over Germany

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Pilot dies after Eurofighter jets crash into each other over Germany

Pilot dies after Eurofighter jets crash into each other over Germany

One pilot died in the crash (Pictures: Reuters/AP/EPA)

A German air force pilot was killed on Monday after his two fighter jets crashed into each other during a training mission in Germany, the countrys defence minister said.

The pilot of the other Eurofighter Typhoon jet was able to eject safely and survived.

Images show the jet on fire before it plummeted to the ground north of Malchow.

Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said three unarmed fighter jets left their base in Laage, near the Baltic sea port of Rostock, shortly before 2pm local time.

She said: After about 20 minutes, there was an aerial collision between two Eurofighters, with fatal consequences.

A burning Eurofighter airplane crashes down near the village Malchow in norther Germany

A burning Eurofighter plane crashed down near the village Malchow in norther Germany (Picture: AP)

A burning Eurofighter airplane crashes down near the village Malchow in norther Germany, Monday,

It could be seen alight in the sky (Picture: AP)

epa07670735 A man looks through binoculars next to a piece of debris near the village Jabel in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany, 24 June

Debris near the village Jabel in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (Picture: EPA)

 Police, emergency crews and vehicles stand near the crash site of one of two Bundeswehr Eurofighter fighter jets on June 24, 2019 near Nossentin, Germany.

Police, emergency crews and vehicles stand near the crash site (Picture: Getty Images)

A forest official stands next to debris after two Eurofighter warplanes crashed after a mid-air collision near the village of Jabel

A forest official stands next to debris after two Eurofighter warplanes crashed (Picture: Reuters)

The third pilot saw two parachutes descending to the ground, indicating pilot ejection mechanisms were triggered after the crash in Germanys Mecklenburg Western Pomerania state.

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Von der Leyen added: One pilot was recovered alive, but the second pilot was dead when he was found. We share in the grief oRead More – Source

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