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Turkish pilot martyred in military plane crash

A Turkish Air Force aerobatic jet crashed in central Turkey on Wednesday, killing its , Turkey’s defense ministry said. The NF-5-type jet belonging to the Turkish Stars aerobatic team, went down during training, near the town of Karatay, in the central province of Konya.

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Published April 07,2021

A Turkish pilot was martyred when a military plane crashed Wednesday in central Turkey, according to the National Defense Ministry.

"An NF-5 aircraft belonging to our Air Force, which was on a training flight in [central] Konya, suffered an accident at 14:15 [1115 GMT] for an unknown reason," the ministry said on Twitter.

It said an investigation has been launched into the accident.

The ministry also said that the plane belonged to Turkish Stars, the aerobatic demonstration team of the Turkish Air Force.

Emergency teams were dispatched to the site after the plane crashed in the Fevzi Cakmak neighborhood in Karatay district, according to local sources.

Following the accident, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in a tweet wished Allah's mercy upon the martyr and conveyed condolences to his family.