Swiss fighter jet crashes in Netherlands, pilot survives

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A Swiss fighter jet has crashed in the Netherlands during training exercises for an airshow but the pilot ejected to safety.

A Swiss Defense Ministry spokeswoman, Karin Suini, said Thursday that the plane was a Northrop F-5 Tiger.

The Friesland regional fire department in the northern Netherlands said that the jet crashed into a lake near the town of Bitgum.

There were no reports of injuries.

The F-5 Tiger is often used for stunt and formation flying. The jet that crashed had been due to take part in an airshow in Leeuwarden this weekend.