Swiss F-5 crash 26th of May

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Swiss F-5 crash 26th of May

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A Swiss F-5 just crashed in the area of Melchsee-Frutt, according to the Swiss authorities. Pilot used its bang seat and is OK.
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https://www.pilatustoday.ch/zentralschw ... -142076505
supposedly shows the scene of this accident... :|
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Looks like a Patrouille Suisse Tiger
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Intriguing pictures of the crash sequence on that Swiss website... It definitely was a Tiger in the colours of the Patrouille Suisse, reported to be J-3089 on Scramble news. But, given the fire seen in the pictures of the aircraft in the air, it is remarkable to see in the post-crash picture of the Swiss Ministry of Defence that the aircraft was not completely destroyed. That says something about the power of snow...
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frank kramer wrote: 26 May 2021, 13:30 reported to be J-3089 on Scramble news.
Picture 3 on the link clearly shows J-3089, okay upside down.
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That picture was not there yet in the morning, but we can now safely say the serial is confirmed beyond a doubt :wink:
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AK01 wrote: 26 May 2021, 17:11
frank kramer wrote: 26 May 2021, 13:30 reported to be J-3089 on Scramble news.
Picture 3 on the link clearly shows J-3089, okay upside down.
https://www.pilatustoday.ch/zentralschw ... -142076505
indeed got updated throughout the day.

When I posted the link in the morning
there wasn't a "flaming jet pic" to be seen, let alone close-up photos of the accident scene...
It all got added later on.
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