French Fighter Jets Fly Through Electrical Lines During Low-Flying Exercise Cutting Off Power To A French Village

A Rafale planes on a low-altitude training flight were flying very close to the ground after taking off from a nearby air base, reports said. In this file photo, a Rafale fighter jet taxis on the tarmac after landing in Tanagra military airport, Greece, on February 4
Daily Mail: Fighter jet flies through electrical lines and cuts off power to French village during low-flying exercise
* The incident occurred on Wednesday afternoon in Le Castellet, southern France * Two French military planes were flying close to the ground during an exercise * One of them struck electrical lines and cut the power supply to a village of 4,000 * No casualties were reported in the 'extremely rare' incident, authorities said
A French military planes has struck electrical lines and cut the power supply to a village in southern France while carrying out a low-flying exercise.
The incident occurred on Wednesday afternoon in Le Castellet, a small village of just under 4,000 residents near Manosque.
The Rafale fighter jet was one of the two aircraft performing a low-altitude training flight. They were approaching very close to the ground after taking off from a nearby air base, reports said.
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Update: French military jets cut off village's power supply by flying low (BBC)
WNU Editor: This could have ended badly for the pilot.Original Article

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