Swiss military jet crashes in Alps; no immediate report of casualties

Oct. 23, 2013 at 10:42 AM

BERN, Switzerland, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A Swiss FA-18 fighter jet crashed Wednesday in dense fog in the Swiss Alps, military officials said. It was unclear if there were any casualties.

Witnesses told 20min.ch they heard two jets flying overhead in foggy skies and shortly thereafter heard a boom and saw a "huge ball of fire" in the distance.

The crash near a road and railway tunnel interrupted rail service in the area, with passengers being taken by buses from the village of Alpnach to their destinations.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Chelsea Clinton accidentally calls Bernie 'President Sanders'
Watch every star-studded Super Bowl commercial of 2016
Susan Sarandon responds to Piers Morgan criticizing cleavage
Two Virginia Tech students plotted 13-year-old's death, prosecutors said
Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice got classified email on private accounts