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USAF F-16 crashed in Germany today
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Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2019 - 07:06 AM UTC
Today an F-16 Fighting Falcon of the USAF crashed shortly after take off from Spangdahlem AB in south west Germany during a training flight. The pilot survived taking the ejection seat. He is in hospital now. The reason is still unknown. The plane crashed into a forest. It looks as if there are no casualties. First at the crash site were german fire fighters.

Here are some links (sorry, only in german):
https://www.bild.de/news/2019/news/trier-us-f16-kampfjet-bei-trier-abgestuerzt-65215330.bild.html

https://www.gmx.net/magazine/panorama/us-militaerflugzeug-rheinland-pfalz-abgestuerzt-pilot-ueberlebt-34082404

https://www.merkur.de/politik/flugzeugabsturz-nahe-trier-us-pilot-kampfjets-im-krankenhaus-zr-13080386.html

https://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/kampfjet-berichten-zufolge-in-der-naehe-von-trier-abgestuerzt-a-1290570.html

https://www.swr.de/swraktuell/rheinland-pfalz/trier/Unglueck-im-Kreis-Trier-Saarburg-F16-Kampfjet-bei-Zemmer-abgestuerzt,f16-flieger-abgestuerzt-100.html