Luftwaffe Eurofighter collides with Learjet over Germany

A civilian Learjet plane has crashed in western Germany after a mid-air collision with a German air force Eurofighter jet. The Learjet came down in woodland near the town of Olsberg, killing one person and leaving another feared dead. The Eurofighter returned safely to its base near Cologne. The incident happened during an exercise with another Eurofighter.

The Learjet was also taking part in the exercise. Firefighters have found wreckage of the Learjet, with body parts of one person nearby. Witnesses say parts of the Learjet came down just 80m from a block of flats.

BBC: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-27979964

Eurofighter Collides with Learjet

The public prosecution office has started an investigation into the matter. The possible charge would be manslaughter.

Die Zeit: http://www.zeit.de/gesellschaft/zeitgeschehen/2014-06/staatsanwaltschaft-ermittlungen-flugzeugabsturz

Images from Der Westen / WAZ: http://www.derwesten.de/staedte/nachrichten-aus-brilon-marsberg-und-olsberg/toedlicher-crash-bei-flugmanoever-id9509520.html

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