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…