France crashed fighter Mirage


MOSCOW, March 2 — RIA Novosti. Mirage 2000 fighter of the French Air Force crashed in the east of the country, the fate of the crew found out, said on Wednesday the Agence France Presse.

According to the agency, the plane, which was carrying a pilot and navigator, on Tuesday night disappeared from radar after taking off from an air base in the department of Haute-Saône. On Wednesday morning, local authorities reported finding fragments of a fighter in one of the areas in the east of the department.

As the representatives of the French Air Force Command, fighter crashed during training to simulate low-level flights at night.

At present, the area of the crash are continuing search and rescue operations, which are difficult difficult weather conditions. In search of a military helicopter pilots involved, and gendarmerie units and fire rescue.

The circumstances of the crash are being investigated.

Multirole fighter Mirage 2000 was developed by the French company Dassault-Breguet in the late 1970s, the first production model left the assembly plant in 1982. In addition to single, double, and also produced versions of the aircraft. Production aircraft of Mirage 2000 was completed in 2007 after a decision on their replacement fighter Rafal. Besides France, Mirage 2000 aircraft in service with several countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

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