US military jet crashes in southern Germany

2015-08-11 16:15


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Berlin - A US fighter jet crashed in a Bavarian forest in southern Germany on Tuesday but the pilot managed to eject and suffered only light injuries, police said.

Authorities sealed off the crash site near Engelmannsreuth in northern Bavaria and fire-fighters were trying to extinguish flames in the jet wreckage, a regional police spokesperson said.

The reason for the crash remains unclear.

Local news portal quoted a police official in nearby Pegnitz as saying the jet had taken off from the Grafenwoehr military training ground and subsequently crashed during a manoeuvre.

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