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| 14 June 2021, Monday | النسخة العربية

Swiss F-5 Tiger Jet Crashes

The Swiss Defense Ministry has reported that the pilot, who managed to eject from the plane, is unhurt.

A Swiss Air Force jet crashed in the central canton of Obwalden on Wednesday, according to the country’s Defense Ministry.

The pilot of the F-5 Tiger ejected from the cockpit and survived the crash near Melchsee-Frutt in the central canton of Obwalden.
There were no immediate details on what caused the incident with the F-5 Tiger, a single seat, tactical fighter jet.

The crash is the latest in a series of similar accidents involving Swiss fighter jets over the last five years.

These include an incident in August 2016, when a Swiss Air Force F/A-18 jet crashed into the mountains in central Switzerland. In June of the same year, two F-5 jets from the Patrouille Suisse aerobatic display team collided in the Netherlands.

The Swiss military insists that the current fleet of F/A-18s and Tigers is ageing, and that it needs replacing before 2030 at the latest.