Spanish NATO jet accidentally fires missile in Estonia | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW


A Spanish fighter jet accidentally fired an air-to-air missile over Estonia on Tuesday during a routine NATO training mission, Spain’s defense ministry said.

The Spanish Eurofighter jet, which is part of NATO’s Baltic air-policing mission, fired the missile while carrying out an exercise with another Spanish Eurofighter and two French Mirage 2000 jets.

The air-to-air missile was fired “without causing any harm” and did not hit any aircraft, the Spanish defense ministry said in a statement. Following the accidental fire, the jets returned to an air base in northern Lithuania where they…



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