Training plane crashes in southeast Turkey, pilot killed

Training plane crashes in southeast Turkey, pilot killed

ADIYAMAN - Anadolu Agency
Training plane crashes in southeast Turkey, pilot killed

A training plane in Turkey’s southeastern Adıyaman province crashed in the morning on June 27, killing a pilot.

Two training planes, which belonged to Gaziantep University, had taken off from the Gaziantep Airport in the early hours on June 27, Gaziantep University’s rector Ali Gür said to state-run Anadolu Agency.

“Trying to complete a 38-hour long flight, the front flying plane crashed, killing our trainee pilot,” said Gür.

“The other plane and pilot are fine,” he said.

The cause of the crash has yet to be ascertained.

"We reached the plane wreck in a short period of time [following the crash]. The plane burned at site of the crash. The fire was extinguished and a technical team was sent from here at the airport to the site of the crash for them to conduct the necessary analysis," the Adıyaman governor said in a statement on June 27 regarding the crash.

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