French Mirage 2000 fighter jet crashes in northern Mali

TEHRAN, Jul. 21 (MNA) – French Army spokesperson revealed the crash of a 2000 French Air Force Mirage fighter jet in northern Mali on Tue.

A French Mirage 2000 jet has gone down in northern Mali's Hombori region due to technical problems, a spokesman for the French army, Colonel Pascal Ianni told media on July 20.

The spokesman added two pilots were on board, both survived the crash, Sputnik news agency reported.

The multirole single-engine jet fighter aircraft is manufactured by Dassault Aviation. The last time Mirage 2000 fighter crashed was in 2019, when an Indian Air Force jet went down, killing both pilots.

Earlier in May, another Dassault Mirage F-1 fighter crashed near Nellis Air Force Base in the US. The pilot managed to eject moments before the aircraft slammed into the ground and exploded. However, he did not survive the crash.

The fighter jet is also in service in Taiwan, Greece, Egypt, Qatar and Peru.

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