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Turkish Military Plane Crashes: 37 dead

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Turkish Military Plane Crashes: 37 dead

Military plane carrying 31 soldiers and six crew crashed in southeastern Turkey...


According to military officials the aircraft, carrying 31soldiers and six crew, crashed due to a technical malfunction. A statement released by the military confirmed the deaths. Rescue teams have so far recovered the bodies of 18 people and authorities are still looking for the plane’s black box. According to eyewitness accounts the pilot lost control of the aircraft at 5,000 meters and the aircraft fell into a steep dive and crashed into a field near Malatya. Witnesses in Malatya, a town 250 kilometres from Diyarbakır, said they saw the plane explode and fall from the sky in flames. The last major Turkish air force crash was in January when another Casa cargo aircraft on a training mission crashed over central Turkey, killing three crewmembers.

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Military plane carrying 31 soldiers and six crew crashed in southeastern Turkey...