The armed forces said that the pilot of the Swedish-built JAS 39 Gripen fighter jet ejected safely.
"The pilot bailed out and he has apparently waved at the rescue helicopter and he seems to be okay at least. We don't know much more at the moment," spokesperson Johan Lundberg told TT news agency, as cited by the Local Sweden.
A Swedish JAS Gripen fighter plane has crashed in southern Sweden's Ronneby after a collision with a bird. The pilot ejected and is being taken to hospital for a checkup. https://t.co/qoRf9ZpQBu via @radiosweden pic.twitter.com/Yzn4nsSijk— Liveuamap (@Liveuamap) 21 августа 2018 г.
The fighter jet crashed near Karlskrona — 160 kilometers of Malmo.
Saab JAS 39 Gripen is a Swedish multi-role fighter of the fourth generation developed by SAAB Avionics. Since 1997, it is in service with the Swedish Air Force.