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General Aviation Discussion => General Aviation Discussion => Topic started by: Sneaky_Nikon on January 09, 2019, 03:20:50 PM

Title: Fighter jet vanishes from radar in eastern France
Post by: Sneaky_Nikon on January 09, 2019, 03:20:50 PM
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A French Mirage 2000-D fighter jet has disappeared from radar in a mountainous region of eastern France, prompting fears it may have crashed.

French officials said the plane vanished from radar at around 11:00 local time (10:00 GMT) on Wednesday.

It had taken off from the Nancy-Ochey air base shortly beforehand with two crew on board.



https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46808778 (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46808778)
Title: Re: Fighter jet vanishes from radar in eastern France
Post by: Angry Turnip on January 09, 2019, 03:41:36 PM
That doesn`t sound good,some reports of wreckage being seen,the weather in the area is very poor with heavy snowfall and gales.
Title: Re: Fighter jet vanishes from radar in eastern France
Post by: jasT1981 on January 10, 2019, 05:37:00 PM
Doesn't look too good. No emergency signal detected and debris has been found.

Aren't the French in the middle of upgrading their Mirage D's? Couteau Delta are not flying this year due to this.