Fighter jet vanishes from radar in jap France

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A Mirage 2000-D aircraft with a dark grey camouflage paint job is seen flying in a close-up shot against a bright blue sky

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File photograph: The Mirage 2000-D is a mainstay of the French air drive

A French Mirage 2000-D fighter jet has disappeared from radar in a mountainous area of jap France, prompting fears it could have crashed.

French officers stated the airplane vanished from radar at round 11:00 native time (10:00 GMT) on Wednesday.

It had taken off from the Nancy-Ochey air base shortly beforehand with two crew on board.

The crew members haven’t made contact and a search operation has been launched, officers say.

The airplane vanished within the mountains between the areas of Doubs and Jura, close to the jap border with Switzerland.

Newspaper L’est Republican reviews that particles was discovered within the space, together with a parachute and map.

It quoted one native resident who stated they heard an explosion within the early morning – however believed it to be the sonic growth of an plane going quicker than sound.

The world has acquired heavy snowfall in latest days which, together with low visibility, might make the search operation harder, officers stated.

The temperature within the close by city of Bonnevaux was -1C at 15:00 native time (14:00 GMT), with additional snow showers anticipated.

The airplane is known to have been unarmed throughout its flight.

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