F-16 fighter jet crashes with pilot caught on high-voltage line
F-16 fighter jet crashes in & # 39; populated area & # 39; from the French city, with pilot caught on high-voltage line
- Belgian F-16 fighter jet crashed in Pluvigner, Brittany, West France
- Emergency services are busy removing a pilot from an electricity line
A Belgian F-16 fighter jet has crashed 50 meters from a house in a densely populated area in western France, and one of its pilots is trapped on a 250,000 voltage power line.
A spokesperson for the regional prefecture said the plane crashed Thursday morning in the town of Pluvigner in Brittany.
He said that one pilot was rescued safely and rescuers removed the other pilot from the power line.
He said the immediate area of the crash had been evacuated.
A pilot was seriously injured while ejecting the plane during an exercise in Brittany. Emergency services are working to save the man from the 250,000 voltage line
A stock image shows a Belgian F-16 hunter image similar to the one that allegedly crashed into western France today
The pilot's parachute was attached to the high-voltage wire when he escaped from the plane just before the crash
A national police spokeswoman said no injuries have been reported among residents of the area.
She said about 100 police officers have surrounded the crash site and are investigating what happened.
French media outlet, Ouest France, said the plane crashed fifty meters from a house. The explosion of the crash damaged the north façade, but all those who lived inside managed to escape unscathed.
& # 39; We were in the garden, the plans went above the trees. We heard a loud bang and the sound of scraping scrap. A few moments later, a second explosion and another sound of scraping scrap. Then a big silence, & # 39; a witness told the French press.
Two people who reportedly were on the plane at the time both jumped out, but one of the two was stuck on a high-voltage line near the suburb of Kerdutel in Pluvigner.
The male pilot was allegedly injured in the fall that left him hanging, due to his parachute on the 250,000 voltage line.
Emergency services spokesman Cyril Berrod told the French outlet that he could not provide any further information at this stage.
& # 39; The focus is on the pilot, & # 39; he said.
The aircraft had participated in an exercise along the coast of the maritime city of Brest when the crash occurred.
The unarmed aircraft had flown from the Florennes airbase near Namur in Belgium and was en route to the naval base in Lann-Bihoué (Morbihan) at the time of the crash.
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