Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Rafale M24 lost, the pilot is safe
The aircraft was the M24, a machine of the second batch delivered in 2008 (F2 standard later upgraded to F3).
According to Air and Cosmos, the pilot would have lost control of his aicraft during a low atltitude BFM training with a USNavy F-18 off the cost of the Ibiza Island, Spain.
The Pilot hopefully managed to eject safely and was recovered by a helicopter of the USS Eisenhower aircraft carrier.
The M24 had notably be involved in the early ASMP-A trials.
Picture : Rafale M24 seen in the CdG hangar bay last June 18, 2012 ©Antonio Carrasquilla
Posted by Kovy at 8:54:00 PM