An Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot caused multiple explosions as he dumped fuel and bombs after flying through a flock of birds.
The collision with the unfortunate animals caused an immediate engine failure on the Jaguar aircraft which was forced to make an emergency landing following the incident.
Before the pilot could land, he had to dump fuel tanks and Carrier Bomb Light Stores, a form of practice bomb, which caused explosions on the ground below.The pilot was commended by authorities for “assessing the situation in seconds” and following the standard operating procedure for such an incident.
In a statement the IAF said: “His actions bear testimony to the highest professional standards of the IAF resulting from extensive operational training.”Source
2 Eurofighter jets crash into each other over Germany
Two German Eurofighter jets have crashed in the northeastern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the Interior Ministry has confirmed. The planes have fallen in a residential area, according to the German media.
The two German Air Force warplanes collided in the air over the small town of Malchow, located some 80km away from the German city of Schwerin.
“The Eurofighter [jets] collided in the air and then crashed,” a military spokesman told Der Spiegel magazine. According to the Defense Ministry, one of the jets crashed in a wooded area near the village of Jabel, while the other one fell 10km away, south of the village of Nossentiner Huette.
The wreckage of the destroyed aircraft has fallen in a nearby forest, where it apparently caused a fire. A video posted on social media by a local radio broadcaster shows plumes of black smoke billowing over a forest at the purported crash site. Some parts of the planes also hit a residen…
Indiana man arrested for hitting Delta flight attendant on Paris flight
Passengers on Delta Airlines’ Flight 500 from Indianapolis to Paris got an unexpected visit to Detroit on Thursday after an “unruly passenger” caused the plane to divert.
The disturbance happened just after 6 p.m. EDT, according to a federal criminal complaint. About 40 minutes after boarding the flight to Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport, authorities say Ian Robert James Morin began “yelling and acting erratically.”
According to the complaint, the flight crew tried to calm Morin but he continued to shout and refuse to comply with their demands. Morin then allegedly hit a flight attendant in the throat with an open hand. The complaint said he tried to strike the attendant a second time, then threw up on the aircraft.
Following the diversion and Morin’s removal and arrest, Delta put the flight’s other passengers up in hotels for the night and resumed the eight-hour flight to Paris Friday morning, Delta told The …