Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Mirage fighter colides with Lithuanian jet trainer
(CNN) -- A French Mirage 2000 jet fighter collided with a Lithuanian plane during a training mission Tuesday in Lithuania, the French Defense Ministry said.
No one was hurt during the training exercise at an air force base in Siauliai, Northern Lithuania, military officials from both countries said.
Two French jet fighters and and a Lithuanian jet trainer were in the air when one of the jet fighters collided with the Lithuanian plane, officials said.
Both pilots of the Lithuanian L-39 Albatross ejected and are safe. Their plane crashed.
The French jet landed, Lithuanian officials said.
Posted by Steve Douglass at 5:19 AM