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French AF Mirage Mid-air?  
User currently offlineAviatsiya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3420 times:

Just seen a short news items on rbc.ru which states that 2 Mirage F.1 of the French Air Force have been involved in a mid-air collision during a training exercise. It says that the aircraft belonged to 112 Squadron, based in Reims. Both pilots are presumed dead.

Can onyone confirm?

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User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3389 times:

I read about the same over here on TV Teletext... Both pilots are dead after a mid-air collision  Sad

Ivan



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User currently offlineAviatsiya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3379 times:

It seems it is confirmed. Basically the same info, but in English:

http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,6107655%255E1702,00.html


User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4856 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3260 times:

This article is a little bit longer and has a picture, it's in French though.

User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3176 times:

My condolences as well.

User currently offlineSoren-a From Denmark, joined Sep 2001, 235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3116 times:

Hi

Anyone know if this is the two formation Mirage F.1 that performs at air show?
As far as I have heard one plane hit the others wing from below and behind, and the fact that they had been carrying out a training exercises above the Reims air base made me wonder if it is indeed the two display F.1's.

whether it is or not, it is a tragic accident  Sad

Regards
Søren Augustesen

[Edited 2003-03-10 21:19:17]

User currently offlineSoren-a From Denmark, joined Sep 2001, 235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3104 times:

Hi

I have just read on Touch-down News that the two Mirage F.1's were the "Voltige Victor" duo, and they were practicing for this years air show season.

Regards
Søren Augustesen


User currently offlineAirhead711 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 249 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3169 times:

Sad news indeed.  Sad

Scott


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