Malta Independent

Swedish Air Force JAS 39 fighter jet crashes, pilot safe


A Swedish jet fighter has crashed in southern Sweden, apparently after striking a bird. Sweden’s Armed Forces says Tuesday that the pilot of the Swedish-built JAS 39 Gripen fighter jet ejected safely after the bird strike. He has been taken to a nearby hospital, likely for checks. The plane crashed near Karlskrona — 160 kilometers (99 miles) east of Malmo, Sweden’s third largest city. No other details were immediatel­y available.

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