Pilots eject as Gripen crashes near Čáslav

A Gripen fighter jet crashed at an air base at Čáslav in Central Bohemia on Tuesday afternoon. The plane’s two pilots managed to eject and were unhurt when the aircraft came to a stop in a field near a runway at the base, a spokesperson for the General Staff of the Czech Army said. The cause of the crash is being investigated. An international Gripen training exercise named Lion Effort has been taking place at Čáslav.

Author: Ian Willoughby