Two Eurofighter military jets collide in Germany

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Two air force jets have collided in the northeast of the country, German media is reporting.

The dpa news agency quoted the interior ministry of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania state as confirming the crash of two Eurofighter jets Monday.

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Local radio station Ostseewelle reports that the aircraft collided shortly before 2 p.m. (1200 GMT) near Lake Mueritz. There was conflicting information about whether the pilots ejected.

A video posted online shortly after the crash showed two plumes of smoke rising from the ground.

Germany’s air force couldn’t immediately confirm the incident.