A German air force pilot was killed Monday after his fighter jet collided with another during a training mission in northeastern Germany, the military said.

The pilot of the other Eurofighter jet was able to eject safely and survived, the German air force said.

The two unarmed fighter jets collided shortly before 2 p.m. (1200 GMT) Monday near Lake Mueritz, 100 kilometers (62 miles) north of Berlin. A third pilot taking part in the exercise saw two parachutes descending to the ground after the crash in Mecklenburg Western Pomerania state.

FILE - In this March 21, 2016 file photo, two Eurofighter jets perform at the German Air Force Base in Noervenich, western Germany. Two German Eurofighter military planes crashed today near the city of Jabel in eastern Germany. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
FILE – In this March 21, 2016 file photo, two Eurofighter jets perform at the German Air Force Base in Noervenich, western Germany. Two German Eurofighter military planes crashed today near the city of Jabel in eastern Germany. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

A video posted online after the crash showed two plumes of smoke rising from the ground.

Police in Neubrandenburg said one of the pilots was found alive in a forest. Rescue teams also found body parts near the village of Silz, police said.

“One of the crashed pilots could only be recovered dead,” the air force said on Twitter. “The second was able to save himself using his parachute and is alive. He is being tended to by rescuers.”

A fire truck is pictured in Nossentiner Huette, eastern Germany on Monday, June 24, 2019 near the place where two German Eurofighter military planes crashed earlier today. (Jens Buettner/dpa via AP)
A fire truck is pictured in Nossentiner Huette, eastern Germany on Monday, June 24, 2019 near the place where two German Eurofighter military planes crashed earlier today. (Jens Buettner/dpa via AP)

Police warned the public not to approach the potentially dangerous wreckage from the planes. Firefighters were deployed to tackle any blazes caused by the crash.

The German air force said the jets were based in Laage, near the Baltic sea port of Rostock.

The Eurofighter Typhoon was jointly developed by Britain, Germany, Italy and Spain. More than 550 of the jets have been delivered since 2003, at a cost of close to $100 million apiece.

A helicopter is flying over Nossentiner Huette, eastern Germany on Monday, June 24, 2019 near the place where two German Eurofighter military planes crashed earlier today. (Jens Buettner/dpa via AP)
A helicopter is flying over Nossentiner Huette, eastern Germany on Monday, June 24, 2019 near the place where two German Eurofighter military planes crashed earlier today. (Jens Buettner/dpa via AP)
Police secure a street in Nossentiner Huette, eastern Germany on Monday, June 24, 2019 near the place where two German Eurofighter military planes crashed earlier today. (Jens Buettner/dpa via AP)
Police secure a street in Nossentiner Huette, eastern Germany on Monday, June 24, 2019 near the place where two German Eurofighter military planes crashed earlier today. (Jens Buettner/dpa via AP)
FILE - In this May 30, 2008 file photo, two Eurofighter military planes start at their base in Laage, Germany. Two German Eurofighter planes crashed today near the city of Jabel in eastern Germany. (Bernd Wuestneck/dpa via AP)
FILE – In this May 30, 2008 file photo, two Eurofighter military planes start at their base in Laage, Germany. Two German Eurofighter planes crashed today near the city of Jabel in eastern Germany. (Bernd Wuestneck/dpa via AP)

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