WorldFrench fighter plane crash in Mali

French fighter plane crash in Mali


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A 2000 mirage of Operation Barkhane crashed in an uninhabited area in Hombori in the Douentza region in central Mali, the French Army said on Tuesday in a statement.

According to the document, the ejection of the Mirage 2000 crew in Mali occurred during a support mission in the Hombori area.

One of the two crew members, slightly injured, was evacuated to Gao base, the statement said.

The incident occurred during an air support mission for the benefit of a Desert Tactical Group (GTD) in the Hombori region, explained the Chief of the French Armed Forces in the document.

According to him the machine had to face a damage which required the ejection of the crew.

The document further notes that the wreckage of the plane, which crashed in an uninhabited area, was located by the Barkhane force and that an investigation will be initiated to clarify the origin of the accident.

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