Eurofighter has to make a stopover at nurnberg airport: on tuesday afternoon (24. July 2018) a eurofighter from neuburg an der donau had to make a stopover in nurnberg. Previously there was an incident in the air. Reason for the stopover was a bird strike on the aircraft. This was confirmed by an air force spokesman on site to our site. A large contingent of emergency forces received the eurofighter at nurnberg airport.
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Tests are underway to determine whether the engines were damaged by the bird strike. According to the berlin air force headquarters, the eurofighter is still in storage at nurnberg airport. Technical specialists check the condition of the aircraft.
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The air force employee in neuburg/donau was not yet able to give any precise information on how long the investigations of the technicians will continue. At present, it is only clear that a bird strike triggered the incident. He added that it was a routine procedure in such incidents. Air traffic in nurnberg was probably not affected by the incident. Various military aircraft repeatedly use the durer airport for emergency landings. Foreign troops currently stationed in germany, for example, use it to ensure supplies for their forces.