Friday, February 23, 2024

Moroccan Mirage F1 fighter crashed after a technical malfunction

A Dassault Mirage F1 air-superiority fighter and attack aircraft crashed after a technical malfunction in Morocco on 21 January.

The Moroccan air force Mirage F1 fighter jet crashed on landing while making a routine training mission, according to the Royal Air Force officials. The crash of A Mirage F1 fighter jet from the Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF) occurred around 12:30 local time in the Taounate region.

The pilot ejected before the crash and is being evaluated for injury, according to the Morocco World News news agency. During 1975, the RMAF has ordered 30 Mirage F1CHs and 20 Mirage F1EHs fighter jets.

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This is not the first time such an accident has occurred. A Royal Air Force Mirage F1 aircraft crashed in 2015, south of the Sidi Slimane Air Base. The RMAF lost seven Mirages as a result of hostile fire, along with a further seven which had crashed due to different mishaps

The Dassault Mirage F1 is a French-made fighter and attack aircraft designed and manufactured by Dassault Aviation. It was developed as a successor to the popular Mirage III family.

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