2 Feared Dead as German Planes Collide

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Two people were presumed dead after their light aircraft collided with a German air force Eurofighter jet during an exercise they were both taking part in over central Germany, officials said.

2 Feared Dead as German Planes Collide

The pilot and passenger aboard the Learjet were missing after their small plane crashed in a hilly rural area close to several homes and burst into flames.

The accident happened around 1240 GMT in the Olsberg-Elpe district of North Rhine-Westphalia state, about 420km (260 miles) southwest of Berlin.

The German military jet and a second Eurofighter taking part in the exercise were able to land afterwards at an air base near Cologne, Al Jazeera reported.



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