Pilots survive military plane crash in Czech Republic
Two pilots escaped without serious injuries when a military plane crashed in the Czech Republic, after they ejected themselves before the aircraft went down in an open field, dpa reported.
The crash happened during a routine flight late Thursday, CT television reported, citing a spokeswoman for Namest and Oslavou Air Force base. The L-39 Albatros had been stationed there.
The plane's engine failed suddenly, and the aircraft crashed near the village of Biskupice.
There was no immediate explanation for the engine failure. Until the cause of accident is established, the Czech Air Force's L-39 Albatros planes will be grounded, General Vlastimil Picek told reporters.