An Air Force pilot had a lucky escape when his Patrouille de France overran an airport runway and came to rest at the side of a local road.
Sortie de piste pour un avion de la Patrouille de France à #Perpignan en fin de matinée.— Celine Llambrich (@llambrich1) July 25, 2019
Le pilote a pu s'éjecter. pic.twitter.com/GTHjl7CsmX
The Alphajet pilot, a member of the French Air Force's aerobatic display team, ejected from the craft as it slipped off the runway in Perpignan, according to local newspaper L'Indépendant. He suffered minor injuries.
A small vegetation fire that started close to the plane was quickly put out.
The pilot was a member of the squad due to perform an aerial demonstration in Saint-Cyprien, Pyrénées-Orientales.
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