On Sunday, May 22, two Rafale planes collided in mid-flight during an airshow at the 709 station in Cognac-Châteaubernard.
The incident occurred at 12:40 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, at the national airshow at the military base 709 Cognac-Châteaubernard.
During their tactical demonstration, two Rafale fighter jets collided in mid-flight, but both planes landed safely.
One of Rafale’s upper tails appears to have been damaged during the crash.
Both jets managed to land, one of them had just returned from the NTM where it had won the best livery trophy. pic.twitter.com/jf5kBpqYBD
— Julien Durand (@JulienD52088560) May 22, 2022
According to witnesses, the noise sounded like a gunshot. The collision’s debris destroyed a house in the village of Gensac-la-Pallue, but no one was hurt.
There have already been three investigations launched. ‘There is just one priority in aeronautics: safety.’ Colonel Lyautey, the airbase commander, says, “We have to understand what happened.”
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