BREAKING A Belgian F-16B fighter jet has crashed in western France, one of the pilots is caught on a high-voltage electricity line

French authorities say a Belgian F-16 fighter jet has crashed in a populated area in western France and one of its pilots is caught on a high-voltage electricity line. A spokesman for the regional prefecture, or administration, told The Associated Press that the plane crashed Thursday in the town of Pluvigner in Brittany. The plane…

ALERT An A-10C Thunderbolt on a training mission unintentionally launched a rocket that slammed into the desert near Tucson, Arizona

A routine training mission turned out to be anything but that aboard an Air Force plane in Arizona. The fighter jet unintentionally launched a rocket that slammed into the desert outside of Tucson. No one was hurt. The plane, an A-10C Thunderbolt II, was on a training mission Thursday around the Jackal Military Operations Area,…

Sukhoi Su-57 demo pilot pulls drag chute before touching the ground (video)

A video released by the public group “Voyennyy Osvedomitel’” on Russian social media network “VK” on 26 August showed an unusual landing by the much-awaited Sukhoi Su-57 jet at Russia’s Zhukovsky Airport, with the plane releasing drogue parachutes before touching the ground. The video was captured during preparations for the MAKS-2019 International Aviation and Space…

ALERT Two Swiss fighter jets escorted Russian Ilyushin-96 carrying official delegation to Marseille

Two fighters of Switzerland’s Air Force for several minutes escorted a plane of the special air carrier Rossiya Airlines en route from Moscow to Marseille. On board the Ilyushin-96 liner there were members of the Russian delegation going to France for talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron, including Russian presidential…

BREAKING South Korea fighter jets fired hundreds of warning shots at Russian Tu-95 strategic bombers

South Korean warplanes fired hundreds of warning shots at a Russian military aircraft that entered South Korean airspace on Tuesday, defence officials said, while Russia denied violating any airspace and accused South Korean pilots of being reckless. It was the first time a Russian military aircraft had violated South Korean airspace, an official at the…