US fighter jet crashes in north Bavaria forest

Baku, August 11, AZERTAC

A US fighter jet has crashed just metres from a residential area in the German region of north Bavaria, according to local reports.

The pilot managed to eject and suffered light injuries, according to police quoted by Reuters.

Authorities cordoned off the crash site, which is in a forest near Engelmannsreuth just 300m from a residential area, while firefighters tackled the fire. The reason for the crash remains unclear.

Upper Franconia TV station TVO reported of a huge cloud of smoke pillowing over the area of the crash.

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