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Swedish fighter Jas 39 Saab Gripen crashed after a collision with a bird. This was reported in the Swedish Armed forces, reports RIA Novosti.
The incident occurred on the morning of Tuesday, August 21. The fourth generation fighter collided with a bird near the flying fleet F17 in the province of Blekinge, and then fell in the forest area.
The pilot was able to eject. It is noted that he was taken for a checkup at the hospital, he felt good.
Head of the analytical Department of transport administration of Sweden Charlotte Billgren noted that contact with birds is often enough. According to statistics, every year there are about 400 collisions. “But the plane is so badly damaged is unusual,” she said.
Currently there is an investigation of the incident. Experts examine the technical condition of the aircraft.
In July it was reported that hundreds of Ukrainian tourists were unable to fly home from Turkey because it got in the engine of the plane birds.
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