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Belgian F-16 crashed near french base, pilot miraculously unhurt despite being trapped in high voltage line


Zain Zubair
Zain Zubair is a staff writer for World News Observer. He is studying ACCA in Pakistan. Besides Accountancy and writing pieces, he loves cooking and nature photography. Zain has attended various modern journalism workshops. Contact: [email protected]

A Belgian F-16 fighter jet has crashed in the city of Morbihan in France, pilot miraculously remain unhurt despite being trapped in high voltage line. The Belgian newspaper La Libre reported.

According to the newspaper, the incident occurred during a navigational exercise after  leaving Florence air base near Namur. Pilot stuck in the high voltage line, later reported safe.

Both pilots were alive, but slightly injured, according to the Belgian Defense Ministry, and one of the pilots had been stuck on the high-voltage line (250,000 volts) for more than two hours before being picked up by firefighters at around.

Frederick Fansina, head of the Air Defense Force, said in a revealing investigation which found the pilots were in good health, were taken to hospital for some tests and were scheduled to return home.

Defense Minister Didier Reynders said on Thursday: “I am relieved to know that our pilots are safe, after an F-16 plane crash this morning from the Florence military base in the French province of Morbihan”.

Read also: Two killed after a Spanish Air Force training plane crashes into the sea

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