Two Swiss F-5 fighter jets from the Patrouille Suisse on Thursday in Bitgum near Leeuwarden Air Base, with one crashing in a pond and the other [J-3088] landing safely with a damaged stabilo and aileron.
The Swiss defence ministry had been dispatched to the Netherlands, comprising flight safety specialists and a care team for the pilots.
The pilot of the F-5 Tiger II fighter jet [J-3086] who crashed ejected before impact and landed in a greenhouse, said Air Force Commander Aldo Schellenberg at a media conference on Thursday. He was not badly hurt but had a few cuts and bruises.
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