Patrouille Suisse Pilots Safe After Mid-Air Collision And Crash In The Netherlands

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Patrouille Suisse Formation
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An F-5 Tiger II fighter jet flown by the Patrouille Suisse team has crashed in the Netherlands. The #5 pilot reportedly ejected to safety following a mid-air collision. The other aircraft involved landed safely.

Patrouille Suisse Mid Air Collision Damage
This aircraft was able to land safely despite losing part of its horizontal stabilizer in the collision. Source: Birdman99 Aviation Photos

The Patrouille Suisse is a demonstration squadron of the Swiss Air Force and regularly performs at airshows across Europe. The team was preparing for the RNLAF Open Days airshow at Leeuwarden Air Base, north of Amsterdam.

Following incidents with the USAF Thunderbirds, US Navy Blue Angels, and Russian Knights, this is the fourth jet team crash in the last week. Two of them have been fatal.

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