Aircraft parts lie on a road in Elpe, near the western city of Olsberg, after the mid-air collision. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender
One person is dead after a mid-air collision between a
civilian Learjet plane and a German air force Eurofighter jet
in western Germany.
The Learjet came down in woodland near the town of Olsberg,
German media reported that two Eurofighter jets were
operating in the area and that there had been "contact" with
Both fighter planes landed safely, although the one involved
in the collision was reportedly badly damaged.
Die Welt news website said the Learjet was also taking part
in the exercise.
Firefighters found wreckage of the Learjet, with body parts
of one person nearby.
Olsberg lies in the Ruhr Valley, in North-Rhine Westphalia