Tags: EU | Netherlands | Plane Crash

Swiss Fighter Jet Crashes in Netherlands, Pilot Survives

Thursday, 09 June 2016 05:21 PM

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Swiss fighter jet has crashed in the Netherlands during training exercises for an airshow but the pilot ejected to safety.

A Swiss Defense Ministry spokeswoman, Karin Suini, said Thursday that the plane was a Northrop F-5 Tiger.

The Friesland regional fire department in the northern Netherlands said that the jet crashed into a lake near the town of Bitgum.

There were no reports of injuries.

The F-5 Tiger is often used for stunt and formation flying. The jet that crashed had been due to take part in an airshow in Leeuwarden this weekend.

© Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Europe
A Swiss fighter jet has crashed in the Netherlands during training exercises for an airshow but the pilot ejected to safety.A Swiss Defense Ministry spokeswoman, Karin Suini, said Thursday that the plane was a Northrop F-5 Tiger.The Friesland regional fire department in the...
EU,Netherlands,Plane Crash
98
2016-21-09
Thursday, 09 June 2016 05:21 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved