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Terrifying moment two French fighter jets collide MID-AIR during display

Scary moment: Two French fighter planes collide in the AIR during the exhibition, but both are able to land safely

  • The incident involved Rafale aircraft and took place at the 709 Cognac-Châteaubernard base in Charente.
  • An investigation is opened into the accident that left the upper part of the tail of one of the aircraft damaged
  • Witnesses reported hearing a loud bang and debris “damaging a roof” in the neighboring town.

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This is the terrifying moment two French fighter jets collided mid-air during a national airshow at a military base in southwestern France on Sunday.

The incident involved Rafale aircraft from the 30th Fighter Squadron and took place at the 709 Cognac-Châteaubernard base in Charente at around 1240 hours.

Both aircraft were able to land safely, however an investigation was launched into the accident which left the upper part of the tail of one of the aircraft damaged.

This is the terrifying moment two French fighter jets collided mid-air during a national airshow at a military base in southwestern France on Sunday (circled debris)

This is the terrifying moment two French fighter jets collided mid-air during a national airshow at a military base in southwestern France on Sunday (circled debris)

Colonel Nicolas Lyautey, commander of the air base, said: ‘One of the [aircraft] it lost a piece of its fin, which damaged the roof of a house when it fell.’

He added that the fighter jets landed “without difficulty”, “no one was injured” and such a collision was “very rare”.

Witnesses reported hearing a loud crash during the session and a resident of the neighboring town of Gensac-la-Pallue said the debris “damaged a roof” before “falling onto the pavement”.

The incident involved Rafale aircraft from the 30th Fighter Squadron and took place at the 709 Cognac-Châteaubernard base in Charente at around 12:40 p.m.

The incident involved Rafale aircraft from the 30th Fighter Squadron and took place at the 709 Cognac-Châteaubernard base in Charente at around 12:40 p.m.

Both aircraft were able to land safely, however an investigation was launched into the accident which left the upper part of the tail of one of the aircraft damaged.

Both aircraft were able to land safely, however an investigation was launched into the accident which left the upper part of the tail of one of the aircraft damaged.

Colonel Nicolas Lyautey, commander of the air base, said: 'One of the [aircraft] it lost a piece of its fin, which damaged the roof of a house when it fell'

Colonel Nicolas Lyautey, commander of the air base, said: ‘One of the [aircraft] it lost a piece of its fin, which damaged the roof of a house when it fell’

‘It was a piece that measured around 1m40. I saw him from a distance, and there were many law enforcement officers around him. A neighbor sent me a photo.

Good thing the occupant of the house was not home when it happened. The connection informed.

According France 3the Air Force press office said “such an accident is extremely rare” and the last time such an incident occurred was in April 2010.

He added that the fighter jets landed

He added that the fighter jets landed “without difficulty”, “no one was injured” and such a collision was “very rare”.

Witnesses reported hearing a loud crash during the session and a resident of the neighboring town of Gensac-la-Pallue said the debris

Witnesses reported hearing a loud crash during the session and a resident of the neighboring town of Gensac-la-Pallue said the debris “damaged a roof” before “falling onto the pavement”.

'It was a piece that measured around 1m40.  I saw him from a distance, and there were many law enforcement officers around him.  A neighbor sent me a photo'

‘It was a piece that measured around 1m40. I saw him from a distance, and there were many law enforcement officers around him. A neighbor sent me a photo’

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“Thank goodness the occupant of the house was not home when it happened,” The Connexion reported.

According to France 3, the Air Force press office said

According to France 3, the Air Force press office said “such an accident is extremely rare” and the last time such an incident occurred was in April 2010.

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