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Two fighter jets crash in Mediterranean

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Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-09-25

Two French 'Rafale' jet fighters crashed in the Mediterranean sea Thursday during a test flight. One pilot has been recovered, while search teams have been sent out to search for the other missing pilots, said French navy.

AFP - Two French Rafale jet fighters crashed on Thursday in the Mediterranean sea off the coast of southern France, and one pilot was recovered, the French navy said.
  
"Major air and sea resources were deployed immediately in the zone to find the pilots and one has been recovered," a navy statement said, adding that rescue efforts were continuing.
  
The accident occurred around 6 pm (1600 GMT) about 30 kilometres (20 miles) east of the coastal city of Perpignan during a test flight in which the two aircraft were taking part, the statement added.
   

Date created : 2009-09-24

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