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Germany: State leader expresses concern for missing pilot after Eurofighter collision01:09

Germany: State leader expresses concern for missing pilot after Eurofighter collision

Germany, Berlin
June 24, 2019 at 16:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Minister President of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Manuela Schwesig faced the media after a party meeting of the SPD in Berlin, Monday, where she reacted to the collision between two Eurofighter jets in her constituency.

"I am very upset about the serious disaster [with] the Eurofighter in my Federal state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern," she said.

"We are happy that one pilot has been found alive so far, but are worried about the second pilot. My thoughts in these hours are with the relatives and I would like to thank the many emergency services that are working on the scene," said Schwesig while speaking to the press.

Rescue crews and police forces are currently deployed in the area. According to reports, one of the airplanes crashed into the forest near the village of Jabel in Mecklenburg Lake District, while the other crashed south of the village of Nossentiner Hutte.

One pilot was found alive, while the other has yet to be located, according to local reports.

Germany: State leader expresses concern for missing pilot after Eurofighter collision01:09
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The Minister President of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Manuela Schwesig faced the media after a party meeting of the SPD in Berlin, Monday, where she reacted to the collision between two Eurofighter jets in her constituency.

"I am very upset about the serious disaster [with] the Eurofighter in my Federal state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern," she said.

"We are happy that one pilot has been found alive so far, but are worried about the second pilot. My thoughts in these hours are with the relatives and I would like to thank the many emergency services that are working on the scene," said Schwesig while speaking to the press.

Rescue crews and police forces are currently deployed in the area. According to reports, one of the airplanes crashed into the forest near the village of Jabel in Mecklenburg Lake District, while the other crashed south of the village of Nossentiner Hutte.

One pilot was found alive, while the other has yet to be located, according to local reports.

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