Two Air Force pilots are forced to eject before their fighter jet during take off – leaving the $90 million plane with scorch marks
Two Air Force pilots have been forced to eject when their fighter jet developed an engine failure as it prepared for takeoff.
The incident involving an F/A-18 happened at RAAF Amberley Airbase, south-west of Ipswich in Queensland at about 2.30pm on Tuesday.
The quick-thinking pilots were seen coming to the ground in parachutes, and the plane was left with scorch marks around the cockpit.
A witness told Nine News the emergency happened during takeoff.
The aircraft was in a group of about seven jets that were undertaking a regular training exercise.
The Department of Defence said both pilots landed safely without injury.
More to come.