Déjà vu? More like another Mirage…
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Fighter jet aficionados were in for a treat yesterday as yet another pair of Mirage fighters landed in the afternoon.
This time round it was a French Air Force Dassault Mirage 2000, the latest product from the Mirage stable and one of the most modern fighters in the French Air Force. The fighters declared an emergency while returning from an operation over Libya.
While one of the planes was able to leave the island soon after it landed, the other one needed a minor repair and should be leaving by noon today. A Mirage 2000 first came to Malta a few years ago for the international air show.
So far, emergency diversions to Malta have been made by four pairs of relatively old Mirage F1 fighters and a Super Etendard bomber.
Source: Times of Malta