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French AF Mirage Mid-air?

Mon Mar 10, 2003 8:24 pm

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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RE: French AF Mirage Mid-air?

Mon Mar 10, 2003 8:36 pm

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

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RE: French AF Mirage Mid-air?

Mon Mar 10, 2003 8:41 pm

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
 
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RE: French AF Mirage Mid-air?

Tue Mar 11, 2003 12:30 am

This article is a little bit longer and has a picture, it's in French though.
 
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RE: French AF Mirage Mid-air?

Tue Mar 11, 2003 2:21 am

My condolences as well.
 
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RE: French AF Mirage Mid-air?

Tue Mar 11, 2003 5:15 am

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]
 
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RE: French AF Mirage Mid-air?

Tue Mar 11, 2003 6:22 am

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
 
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RE: French AF Mirage Mid-air?

Tue Mar 11, 2003 12:24 pm

Sad news indeed.  Sad

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