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Swedish Air Force JAS 39 fighter jet crashes, pilot safe

World Desk : A Swedish jet fighter has crashed in southern Sweden, apparently after striking a bird.

 

Sweden’s Armed Forces says Tuesday that the pilot of the Swedish-built JAS 39 Gripen fighter jet ejected safely after the bird strike.

 

He has been taken to a nearby hospital, likely for checks.

 

The plane crashed near Karlskrona — 160 kilometers (99 miles) east of Malmo, Sweden’s third largest city.

 

No other details were immediately available.

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