An Alpha Jet of the Patrouille Acrobatique de France (PAF), the precision aerobatic demonstration unit of the French Air Force, crashed at Perpignan-Rivesaltes airport (PGF) on July 25, 2019.
The plane presumably skidded off the runway and smashed into a border next to a public road after “a bad maneuver”, according to L’Independant.
The pilot ejected and was taken to the hospital for examination.
— Celine Llambrich (@llambrich1) July 25, 2019
The Patrouille de France was expected to perform at an air demonstration in Saint-Cyprien (southern France) later on July 25, 2019.
Alpha Jet is a light attack jet and jet trainer, co-manufactured by Dassault Aviation (France) and Dornier Flugzeugwerke (Germany).