Fri, Dec 08, 2006
Was Escorting Transport Plane
Little is known about the circumstances that led a French pilot
to punch out of his Mirage F1 fighter Wednesday while on an escort
mission... other than the best news, that the pilot is safe.
The Associated Press reports the reason for the incident is
still unclear, and authorities have launched an inquiry into the
possible cause of the crash.
The fighter was one of three Mirages escorting a KC-135
transport plane from Chad to France.
The pilot landed safely after ejecting over Nigeria... and his
aircraft crashed in a remote area south of the city of
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