Keyword: 2/5 Île-de-France squadran

Pictured: French air force pilot's initiation ordeal tied to fighter jet target

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Ordeal: pilot 'A.C.' tied to fighter jet target in Corsica. © DR Ordeal: pilot 'A.C.' tied to fighter jet target in Corsica. © DR

A young French air force pilot who, in a cruel initiation prank by otherairmen, was hooded, trussed, and tied to a post used for target practice by fighter jets, has filed a formal complaint with the public prosecution services for “aggravated violence” and “deliberately endangering the life of others”. Mediapart reveals here photos and video of the disturbing events at an airbase in Corsica which, as Justine Brabant reports, further tarnish the image of the air force after prosecutors in February opened an investigation into allegations of “institutionalised” harassment at a major base in eastern France.

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