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One of its pilots gets caught in a high voltage line

A Belgian F-16 crashes in France

The device took off from Florennes (Belgium) and was headed to the naval base of Lann-Bihoué (France), as confirmed by the Belgian Air Forces, which explain that the two occupants of the plane are alive

The French authorities have reported that a Belgian F-16 has crashed this Thursday morning in a populated area in western France and that one of its pilots has been caught in a high voltage line. A regional spokesman for Brittany has explained that the device has impacted between the towns of Pluvigner and Landaul, about 700 kilometers from the border between France and Belgium but only 40 from the naval base of Lann-Bihoué, where the airplane.

The same spokesman has explained that one of the pilots has been rescued unharmed, while emergency services workers are working to rescue the second. The two managed to eject before the fighter on which they were traveling ended up stamped against the ground. The area where it has impacted has been evacuated and a police spokesman has explained that there is no need to regret personal injury. At least one hundred agents surround the accident site.

Belgian air forces have confirmed that the F-16 took off from Florennes (Belgium) and was heading to the naval base of Lann-Bihoué, in Brittany. "The pilot and his co-pilot have been located alive," they say. On the other hand, Morbihan prefecture has confirmed the accident, which it said occurred at 10.38 in the morning.

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