CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

France confirms crash of Mirage 2000N

03-04-2011 08:07 BJT

PARIS, March 3 (Xinhua) -- A Mirage 2000N jet fighter of the French Air Force crashed on a training mission Tuesday night with the two crewmember probably dead, the Air Force said Thursday in a statement.

The crash site was in the town of Saint-Pres-Oradoux Crocq in central French department of Creuse, the statement issued by the Air Force's office of information service and public relation ( Sirpa) said, adding that civil and military resources are deployed to the area.

Earlier reports said that a pilot and a navigator in the jet, both in their 30s, were still missing, but some fragments likely belonging to human was recovered near the site. Relevant analysis was underway by local authorities.

The Accident Investigation Bureau of the Defense Ministry is investigating the circumstances of the accident, Sirpa said, describing the two crewmen as "experienced, qualified and operational."

Mirage 2000 is a French multi-role, single-engine fourth- generation jet fighter manufactured by Dassault Aviation. Mirage 2000N is a variant of the Mirage 2000 designed for nuclear strike and started its first flight in 1986.

 

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program