Two German Eurofighter Typhoons have collided with each other over the northeastern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania it is understood.
The Luftwaffe confirmed that both pilots had successfully ejected on Monday morning. It is understood that the two aircraft collided just before 1400 local time (1200Z) near Lake Mueritz which is located around 75 miles north of Berlin.
The Luftwaffe operated 140 Typhoons until this collision, with a final three on order. They are also considering replacing their Tornado fleet with more of the aircraft, with it competing against the American Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.
It has since been announced that sadly one of the pilots has passed away.
Nick Ashwell-Rice has worked in aviation and defence journalism since 2014 whilst also maintaining a career outside of the industry. He has been Editor-in-Chief at Talking Aero since its inception