Breaking news out of France:
BREAKING: French authorities say a Belgian F-16 fighter jet has crashed in a populated area in western France and one of its pilots is caught on a high-voltage electricity line. https://t.co/c0jBjkJTUw
— The Associated Press (@AP) September 19, 2019
According to reports, both pilots successfully ejected but one is now suspended from the power line:
#BREAKING An F-16 jet of the Belgian air force has crashed in western France, with both pilots successfully ejecting but one still hanging by a parachute from a power line, officials say pic.twitter.com/CDyC11jQaV
— AFP news agency (@AFP) September 19, 2019
FIRST LOOK: Pilot of Belgian F16 jet stuck on high-voltage line after ejecting from plane in western France. pic.twitter.com/IoAduFrMWm
— Joe Kelley (@talkradiojoe) September 19, 2019
Photos from the scene of the crash. Translation:
CRASH: Belgian F-16 military plane crashed in Pluvigner, France #Morbihan . The two unscathed pilots were able to eject, one is currently suspended on a high-voltage line (The Telegram).
CRASH : Un avion militaire belge F-16 s'est écrasé à Pluvigner, dans le #Morbihan. Les deux pilotes indemnes ont pu s’éjecter, l'un est actuellement suspendu sur une ligne à haute tension (Le Télégramme). pic.twitter.com/HzKyMgLhEM
— Infos Françaises (@InfosFrancaises) September 19, 2019
We’ll keep you posted.
Update: The pilot has been rescued:
Emergency workers extracted the pilot safely after cutting off power in the area, and he was been taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation, a spokesman for the regional administration told The Associated Press.