Tornado Jet Crashes in Germany; Crew Safe

Tornado combat jet crashed on a training mission

The German military says a Tornado combat jet crashed on a training mission but both the pilot and co-pilot were able to eject to safety.

The Bundeswehr says the jet crashed Thursday night in western Germany near the city of Koblenz, a few kilometers from its base.

The military said in a statement Friday that the pilot suffered minor injuries after ejecting and the co-pilot was unharmed. Both were taken to the hospital for observation.

The unarmed plane crashed near a major highway, and the impact threw so much debris onto the road that it was closed down for several hours.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

BERLIN January 17, 2014 (AP)

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