Number 2 aircraft of the French Air Force aerobatic team Patrouille de France skidded off the runway at Perpignan-Rivesaltes airport today, during landing after a rehearsal for upcoming airshow at Saint-Cyprien.
Athos 2, which is the nickname of the pilot who fly number 2 position within the team, Captain Jean-Philippe Tanguy ejected safely, but was hospitalized with average injuries.
Captain Jean-Philippe ejected when the aircraft landed. Then the aircraft leaved the runway and crashed onto the near highway. No one on the ground was injured.
Patrouille de France demonstrations are temporarely suspended.