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The German air force chief said there were no civilian casualties in the shooting of two German-made Eurofighter planes on Monday (June 24, 2019).

For her part, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Lien promised a thorough investigation of the incident. Von der Lien's remarks came in an area a few hundred meters from the landing of one of the planes near the city of Nocentin. "Today is
The day of grief and pain for the loss of our soldiers. "

Von der Lien went to the scene with the Chief of Staff of the German Air Force and the Interior Minister of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern State, Lorentz Cavier. The visit was denied by journalists. The two planes fell during combat training this afternoon, one of the pilots died while the other pilot suffered injuries. The injured pilot was taken to a hospital.

The German police in the north of the country has announced the discovery of body parts near the site of the fall of one of the fighters, "Eurofighter," which fell earlier today. A spokesman for the police in the city of Neubrandenburg said it was not yet clear whether the remains belonged to the commander of the second plane, which has not been found so far.

However, German news channel NTV reported in an emergency report that one of the pilots, who were involved in the collision of two Eurofighter aircraft over northeastern Germany on Monday, died.

German police warned of the danger of parts of the wreckage of the Eurofighter planes that crashed in the northern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern on Monday. The police chief in the city of Neubrandenburg said today on her account on the social networking site "Twitter": "Please do not approach, please call the road empty to the rescue forces!".

Two Eurofighter aircraft belonging to the German army collided during an air combat exercise and were subsequently shot down. According to a spokesman for the local Ministry of the Interior in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, one of the planes landed in a forest area near the Yabel area, while the other fell on the edge of a forest area in the Nocentiner Houte region of the state. The two regions are about 10 kilometers apart.

Local media videos showed smoke rising in a forest area, one kilometer apart. The Eurovighter, which entered service in 2004, is a fighter jet manufactured by Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain and Italy.

(Dpa)

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