Belgian fighter jet crashes and leaves one pilot hanging from power line

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Published on September 23, 2019 - Duration: 01:01s
A fighter jet has crashed in France, leaving two of its pilots slightly injured.
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Belgian fighter jet crashes and leaves one pilot hanging from power line

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RESTRICTIONS: Broadcast: NO USE JAPAN, NO USE TAIWAN Digital: NO USE JAPAN, NO USE TAIWAN A fighter jet has crashed in France, leaving two of its pilots slightly injured.

A Belgian F-16 aircraft took off from Florennes, Belgium and was heading to the French Naval Air Station in Lorient, France when its engine malfunctioned.

The fighter jet was not carrying any weapons, the BBC reports, citing officials.

Both the pilots successfully ejected from the aircraft, Euronews reports.

One of the pilots was left hanging from a power line as his parachute got caught.

It's unclear how the other pilot landed.

The French emergency services conducted a two-hour rescue operation to save the pilot stuck on the power line, according to the BBC.

Officials said both pilots survived and only suffered minor injuries.

After the two pilots ejected, the fighter jet's wing went on to smash the roof of a house before crashing into a nearby field, BBC News reports, citing French newspaper Le Telegramme.

RUNDOWN SHOWS: 1.

The plane takes off and the planes suffers from a malfunction to its engine 2.

The two pilots being ejected from the aircraft 3.

One of the pilots being rescued from a power line 4.

The fighter jet hitting the roof of a house and crashing into a field VOICEOVER (in English): "A Belgian F-16 aircraft took off from Florennes, Belgium and was heading to the French Naval Air Station in Lorient, France when its engine malfunctioned." "Citing officials, the BBC reports that the fighter jet was not carrying any weapons." "Euronews reports that both the pilots successfully ejected from the aircraft." "One of the pilots was left hanging from a power line as his parachute got caught, while it's unclear how the other pilot landed." "According to the BBC, the French emergency services conducted a two-hour rescue operation to save the pilot stuck on the power line." "Officials said both pilots survived and only suffered minor injuries." "Citing French newspaper Le Telegramme, BBC News reports that after the two pilots ejected, the fighter jet's wing went on to smash the roof of a house before crashing into a nearby field." SOURCES: Euronews, Le Telegramme, The Local France, BBC News, CNN https://www.euronews.com/2019/09/19/france-f16-fighter-jet-crash-pilot-left-dangling-from-powerline-after-parachute-got-caught https://www.letelegramme.fr/bretagne/crash-aerien-exclusif-les-images-du-site-19-09-2019-12387001.php https://www.thelocal.fr/20190919/pilot-stuck-on-high-voltage-power-line-in-france-after-plane-crashes https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49751536 https://edition.cnn.com/2019/09/19/europe/belgian-fighter-jet-power-line-intl-scli/index.html *** For story suggestions please contact tips@nextanimation.com.tw For technical and editorial support, please contact: Asia: +61 2 93 73 1841 Europe: +44 20 7542 7599 Americas and Latam: +1 800 738 8377

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