Date & Time: Jun 23, 2014 at 1530 LT
Type of aircraft:
Learjet 35
Operator:
Registration:
D-CGFI
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Training
Survivors:
No
Site:
Plain
MSN:
35A-612
YOM:
1985
Country:
Germany
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
2
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a military training flight with two Luftwaffe Eurofighter Typhoon in the region of Olsberg, between Arnsberg and Kassel. While cruising at an altitude estimated between 3 and 5 km, the Learjet collided with one of the Eurofighter. Out of control, it dove into the ground and disintegrated in a wooded area and a field as well. Both occupants were killed. Crew of the Eurofighter Typhoon was able to make an emergency landing at the Nörvenich Air Base while the second fighter was not involved in the collision and landed safely shortly later. It seems that all three aircraft left Cologne Airport at 1440LT for a combined 'target' exercise.