Military plane, civilian jet collide over Germany

2014-06-23 22:17


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Berlin - Police in Germany say a military-chartered jet has crashed after colliding with a fighter plane.

A spokesperson for police in the Sauerland region east of Cologne says the Learjet with two people on board collided with a German Eurofighter aircraft on Monday afternoon near the town of Elpe.

Bianca Scheer said the fate and the identity of the two people on board the Learjet wasn't known. She said the plane had been chartered by the German military, but was unable to immediately provide further details.

German military spokesperson Joerg Langer confirmed that two Eurofighter jets were operating in the area and that there had been "contact" with the Learjet. He said the fighter planes landed safely.

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