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Sweden: a Saab Gripen crashed after a bird strike
The pilot is saved and ejected, but a fire breaks out on the point of impact
A Saab JAS 39C Gripen aircraft from the Swedish Air Force crashed this morning in Möljeryd, at north of Kallinge airport after a bird strike. The pilot managed to eject, and after being recovered from the rescue helicopter he was transported to the hospital for medical checks.Although the bird strike it was communicated by the pilot shortly before ejecting -at an altitude of 1000 meters- the aeronautics...
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