Pilot caught on high-voltage electricity line after fighter jet crashes in France

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The trapped man has now been retrieved from the power line while the other has been located.

A Belgian F-16 fighter jet has crashed 50 metres from a house in a populated area in western France, and one of its pilots is caught on a 250,000 voltage electricity line.

The plane was traveling from Belgium to a naval air base in France when it came down between the towns of Pluvigner and Landaul, according to a statement from the regional prefecture, or administration.

Both the F-16 pilot and co-pilot ejected before the crash and were not seriously harmed.

A Belgian F-16 fighter jet crashed Thursday in western France, damaging a house, setting a field ablaze and leaving a pilot suspended for two hours from a high-voltage electricity line after his parachute got caught, according to French authorities.

The second pilot was rescued.

"It was a sensitive and long operation", senior local official Pierre Clavreuil told a news conference in Pluvigner.

Photos posted to social media and by local media organisations showed damage to a roof of a house, smoke, and fire after people claimed to have witnessed the plane crash.

The Belgian defence ministry confirmed the incident, saying the pilots successfully ejected, without giving further details.

He said both pilots were in hospital but should return to their families in Belgium as soon as Thursday evening.

"The pilot and co-pilot were able to eject themselves from their seats before the crash".

Local security forces evacuated eight homes with a total of 15 residents.

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