Rafale fighters make emergency landing

Video: Paul Spiteri Lucas

Two French Air Force Rafale fighters landing in Malta last night after one of them reported a technical problem.

The Rafale is the most modern fighter in the French Air Force - a rival to the Eurofighter.

This was the fifth time that pairs of French military aircraft needed to make an emergency landing because of technical or fuel problems.

The French aircraft arrivals included relatively old Mirage fighters and two Super Etendard bombers.

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