A Spanish Eurofighter Typhoon 2000 jet on Tuesday accidentally fired an air-to-air missile during its training flight over southern Estonia, the Baltic state’s Defense Forces said in a statement.

“The AIM-120 AMRAAM missile is equipped with the self-destruction mechanism which ensures that it is destroyed while in the air in case of an accidental launch. However, it cannot be ruled out that the missile hit the ground. The missile, launched by the Spanish crew during a training flight near the Otepaa town, is 3.7 meters [12 feet] long, its diameter is 19 centimeters [7 inches],” the statement read.

The Defense Forces asked those who might find the missile or its parts to report the location to the authorities.

Spanish fighter jets are deployed in the Baltics for the regional NATO Air Policing mission and are stationed at the Siauliai air base in Lithuania.

The operation began in 2004. NATO members participate in the mission on a rotational basis.

 

Source: Sputnik

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Piro
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Im total amateur about aeroplans-jets and bombs / bombers,

but what i have read about this accident, there were comments that to fire a rocket from an jet there needs at least 2 – 4 moves to be done by pilot to shoot …

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Stern Daler

Normal and no problem. Only CNN and al-masdar think this is news.

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It’s normal because NATO made the mistake. If it was the other way around I swear I would be able to hear from my balcony in Teheran how Teresa May is screaming from London…

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Oh, you know, once, a Russian pilot ejected since he lost control of his warplane, and the aircraft ended recovering alone after he bailed out, then flying by itself (without pilot) for around 2,500km into Europe before being finally downed (don’t remember if it was by Belgians or Germans) just before it ran out of fuel to avoid risking it to fall on housings. NATO delberately waited it to run out of fuel in order to avoid a big explosion following the crash and to have it flying over a low population area too. It didn’t even made the 1st… Read more »

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That’s some f*****d up world you live in, let me guess you’re in Tel Aviv right ?

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Let me guess you’re in a Tehran mosque, right ?

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That reply was for Stern Daler.
And no i’m in the UK, ever heard of the cotswolds ?