Hungarian media: Gripen crash in Czech Republic caused by pilot

The crash of a Hungarian Jas-39 Gripen fighter jet at the Čáslav airbase southeast of Prague last month was caused by pilot error, according to Hungary’s news site index.hu. According to military sources, cited by the website, the pilot mistakenly accelerated during the landing process. The experts have ruled out the possibility of a technical malfunction. The plane crash-landed during an international military drill in the Czech Republic in mid-May. Both pilots ejected and were unhurt, but the plane was completely destroyed.

Author: Ruth Fraňková