French fighter jet carrying two pilots vanishes from radar

French fighter jet carrying two pilots vanishes from radar
File photo, a French Mirage 2000D jet fighter takes off. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)

A French fighter jet carrying two pilots has disappeared from radar screens near the Swiss border.

A French air force spokeswoman said the Mirage 2000D was last detected in a snow-covered mountainous area between the Doubs and Jura regions.

She said a search is under way for signs of the plane.

The jet took off shortly after 11am local time from the Nancy-Ochey air base in north-east France.

PA

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