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French, Saudi fighter pilots eject after mid-air collision

The crews of a French air force Dassault Mirage 2000D and a Royal Saudi Air Force Boeing F-15 fighter ejected safely after their aircraft were involved in a mid-air collision in Saudi Arabia on 14 January.

The French air force said an investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the mishap, and confirmed that both crew members of the Mirage escaped after suffering only bruises as a result of the ejection.

Mirage 2000Ds - French air force 

© French air force

France had deployed three two-seat Mirage 2000Ds (stock image above) and three Dassault Rafales to participate in the bilateral "Greenshield" exercise with Saudi forces.

 

Source: Flight International