Author Topic: F5 with "Patrouille Suisse" display team crashes in Netherlands- June 2016  (Read 3325 times)

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The 4th crash in 2 weeks and just the 2nd today after the Russian "Knights" aerobatic team Su27 crash reported earlier as well as the 2 crashes from the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds last week.

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Swiss F-5 fighter jet crashes in the Netherlands

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Swiss F-5 fighter jet crashed near a northern Dutch air base on Thursday ahead of an air show in the Netherlands, emergency services said, apparently after a mid-air collision.

Video footage posted online by news website NU.nl showed the plane in free fall.

The pilot of the plane that crashed ejected before impact, the fire department said. The pilot's condition was unclear. The second plane reportedly landed safely.
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The Swiss plane, part of the Patrouille Suisse display team, had been due to take part in an air show this weekend.

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Damn.  Hope s/he is ok.
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Unreal string of bad luck from the world's best precision pilots. Hope everyone is OK.

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4 crashes amongst 4 of the world's best jet performance teams, in a matter of days.  Unreal.

Snowbirds should put off practice for a while, until this witchery has been lifted.
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