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  • Gripen Nose Out of Joint
    Posted by Robert Wall 11:39 AM on Aug 07, 2009

    A Swedish air force Gripen fighter suffered a runway excursion at the Ronneby air base.

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    The JAS-39C belongs to F17 squadron. 

    The incident occured around 2 p.m. local time. Rescue personnel had to extinguish a small fire.

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    The pilot escaped largely unhurt, except for dented pride, especially since Swedish authorities say that an initial review suggest the accident was caused by pilot error. A full investigation has been launched.

    [Credit: Swedish air force]

    Tags: ar99, Gripen, Sweden, accident

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