Spanish fighter jet unintentionally fires missile over Estonia

A Eurofighter takes part in an air show in Vigo, northwestern Spain on July 20, 2008. Image copyright Getty Photographs Image caption The Spanish Eurofighter jet used to be collaborating in a coaching workout (record pic)

Spain’s defence ministry is investigating after one in all its fighter jets accidentally fired a missile over Estonia right through a coaching mission.

The incident came about on Tuesday afternoon “in a space of southwest Estonia authorised for this sort of workout”, the ministry stated.

It delivered that the air-to-air missile did not result in injury and was designed to self-destruct.

But Estonia’s military says it is on the lookout for the remains of the missile.

“A Spanish Eurofighter based totally in Lithuania by chance fired a missile without causing any harm,” Spain’s defence ministry mentioned in a statement.

Symbol copyright Getty Photographs Image caption Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas stated the incident was once “extremely regrettable”

Mr Ratas in advance described the incident as “startling” and “extremely regrettable” in a Facebook put up.

“this is a major case, and we are very excited by this. Thank God, no one was once known to be injured as a result of the incident,” he wrote.

He brought: “i’m certain that the Estonian defence forces will… make each attempt to be sure that that not anything like this happens once more.”

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