Air Force aircraft's engines catches fire, pilot safe

The engine of an Airforce F-16C Blk 52 aircraft caught fire on Wednesday immediately after take-off on a training flight from Souda airbase on the island of Crete.
The pilot of the single-seat aircraft followed the foreseen procedures and ejected the fuel tanks into the sea, then landed safely at Souda airport.

An Airforce technical committee is investigating the circumstances of the incident.

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