The Spanish Air Force has imposed a minimal disciplinary measure on the pilot who misfired an air-to-air missile in Estonia in August, Spanish daily El País reports.
According to the Spanish Air Force, the pilot who accidentally launched an air-to-air type AMRAAM missile in the Estonian airspace on 7 August was found guilty of negligence, however, an investigation led to the discovery of mitigating circumstances.
The Spanish Air Force imposed a minimal disciplinary measure on the pilot — up to 14 days of detention or a financial penalty of up to one week's wages, the daily reports.
On 7 August, a Spanish Eurofighter on NATO Baltic Air Policing duty accidentally fired an air-to-air missile in a north-northwesterly direction in the air practice area above Pangodi near Otepää in Southern Estonia.
The Estonian Defence Forces have yet to find the missile.
Editor: Aili Vahtla