US Air Force subcontractor Mirage F-1 crashed

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Dassault Mirage F.1M fighters for Draken. Photo of 2016

In the United States, a Draken military plane crashed, the pilot was killed. The incident occurred immediately after the takeoff of the fighter from the Nellis Air Force Base, located near Las Vegas, Nevada. This was reported by the press service of the airbase.

According to the report, the plane crashed over the southern border of the airbase near the elementary school. No one was hurt on earth, no casualties or destruction. The crashed fighter Mirage F-1 of French production belonged to the US Air Force subcontractor Draken.



The reasons for the crash are unknown; a special commission and emergency services are working at the site.

The American private company Draken International is based in Lakeland (Florida) and specializes in providing the US Air Force and other military customers with services for simulating the enemy in training air battles, as air targets, etc.

In 2017, the company announced the acquisition of 20 French-made Dassault Mirage F.1M fighters decommissioned from the Spanish Air Force and two Mirage F.1BM combat trainers. The Spanish Mirage F.1M acquired by the company were finally decommissioned from the Air Force in 2013, after which they were stored at the Albacete airbase.

In total, the company owns more than a hundred aircraft, including: Dassault Mirage F.1M / B, Douglas A-4K / TA-4K Skyhawk, Aero L-159E ALCA, Aermacchi MB-339CB, MiG-21bis and MiG-21UM, Aero L- 39 Albatros.
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    1. +2
      25 May 2021
      The car is, by and large, wonderful.
      I wonder if the iconic Normandie-Niemen squadron is in service today?
      1. +1
        25 May 2021
        Quote: knn54
        The car is, by and large, wonderful.
        I wonder if the iconic Normandie-Niemen squadron is in service today?

        It seems like they switched to Rafale in 2013.
      2. +3
        25 May 2021
        yes, they are outdated already
        1. +1
          25 May 2021
          Quote: novel xnumx
          yes, they are outdated already

          Certainly. Yes But for its time it was a very good plane.
    2. 0
      25 May 2021
      The French plane could not portray the Russian aggressor, crashed out of shame!
    3. +1
      25 May 2021
      In 2017, the company announced the acquisition of 20 written off from the Spanish Air Force of French-made fighters Dassault Mirage F.1M
      Decommissioned from the Air Force 4 years ago. The second term was given with difficulty. As a result, I'm tired of flying, old age is not a joy.
    4. +4
      25 May 2021
      The reasons for the crash are unknown
      Can I, can I, can I? Let them shoot these suspicious faces on the cameras:
    5. -4
      25 May 2021
      the pilot died

      I'll drink a glass for the devils to be properly met in hell.
      1. 0
        25 May 2021
        Russophobes-podpindocniki minus.

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