Two Bundeswehr "Eurofighters" crashed in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The Ministry of the Interior in Schwerin confirmed corresponding information from the radio station "Ostseewelle".
According to a ministry spokesman, one of the two planes crashed into a forest near the town of Jabel (Mecklenburg Lake District). The other one crashed south of the village of Nossentiner Hütte on the edge of a forest. The two villages are about ten kilometres apart.
Nothing is known yet about possible victims. According to "Ostseewelle", the pilots were able to save themselves by ejection seat, although there are also contradictory reports. As the "Nordkurier" reports, the search for the two pilots in the region continues. Whether the pilots were armed has not yet been clarified.
Both planes belonged to the air force squadron 73 "Steinhoff", which is stationed in Laage near Rostock. State Interior Minister LorenzCaffier will fly to the scene of the accident to get an idea of the situation, as his spokesman said.
As "Ostseewelle" writes online, the two air force jets touched shortly before 14 o'clock in the air. According to the report, two fireballs fell to the ground north of the Fleesensee lake in the Mecklenburg Lake District. As a result, forest fires are said to have developed.