Air Platforms

German Tornado jet crashes

17 January 2014

A German Air Force Tornado strike aircraft on a training mission crashed into woods some 50 km from Koblenz on the evening of 16 January. Both aircrew are said to have ejected safety.

Although the unit has not been identified, Fighter Bomber Wing 33 equipped with Tornado IDS (interdictor/strike) aircraft is based at Cochem/Buchel, some 45 km southwest of Koblenz.

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