Two Eurofighter jets crash into each other before plummeting to ground

Two fighter jets have crashed into each other in a remote part of north Germany, the country’s Air Force said.

Emergency services dashed to northern Fleesensee, near Malchow, after the smash, which involved Eurofighter warplanes.

It happened near the Laage military base in the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern region at around 2pm local time (1pm UK time).

Pictures shows smoke billowing into the sky

A spokesman for Air Force squadron in nearby Laage said both pilots had pressed the ejection seat.

They were both missing but one was found at around 3.15pm local time, around one hour and 15 minutes after the smash.

The number and nature of injuries are not yet known.

Together with a third Eurofighter they were flying an Air Combat Mission,” the German force tweeted. “The pilot of the third Eurofighter observed the collision and reported that two parachutes descended to the ground.”

Eurofighters are made by Airbus, BAE Systems and Leonardo.

Witnesses reporting hearing a loud bang, according to local media.

One said a wing broke away from the first jet’s main hull.

Others said they saw the ejection seat plunge from an aircraft.

Police, meanwhile, have warned people not to handle the debris caused by the smash.

They stressed this can be very dangerous.

The area has been ravaged recently by forest fires.

The Fleesensee is a large lake surrounded by countryside in Germany.