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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Hungary: Pilot stable after crash landing Gripen fighter jet

Crash Landed GripenHungary’s defense ministry says a pilot who ejected from his Gripen fighter jet during a crash landing is in stable condition.

Lt. Gen. Zoltan Orosz said experienced pilot Maj. Sandor Kadar was on a training run Wednesday in a Gripen JAS-39C jet when he indicated that the aircraft’s forward landing gear had malfunctioned.

Kadar then attempted a belly landing at the military air base in the central city of Kecskemet and ejected when he lost control of the aircraft on the ground.

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