FAST FIVE: Belgian F-16 Pilot Ejects Before Fiery Crash, Gets Caught In High Voltage Power Lines
Belgian F-16 Pilot Ejects Before Fiery Crash, Gets Caught In High Voltage Power Lines A Belgian F-16 fighter jet crashed in Northwestern France on Thursday, leaving one of its pilots hanging by his parachute from high voltage electricity lines, according to the BBC. Both pilots had minor injuries after they ejected from the plane, which clipped the roof of a house and crashed in a field near Pluvinger.
A French military official, Gen Major Vansina said: “They needed time to free him.
One homeowner, Patrick Kauffer, said that a wing of the plane had “taken out part of the roof on his house, causing serious damage”. The crash also caused fires to his shed and trees.
A second resident, Cindy Le Gloanic, said she saw the pilots eject and posted photographs of the damaged house.
The plane was not carrying weapons during its flight and was reportedly in good condition when it took off.