Eurofighter jet damaged in aquaplaning landing

A fighter jet was damaged during landing yesterday (Weds) as the runway was slippery after a heavy rainfall.Officials at the army base in Zeltweg, Styria, said today the Eurofighter pilot had to use the jet’s parachute to create a braking effect. Its bottom panel and engine were damaged in the landing procedure, they added.Austrian army chiefs and Social Democratic (SPÖ) Defence Minister Norbert Darabos have come under fire as opposition critics claimed most of the country’s 15 fighter jets were not airworthy most of the time due to various technical problems.