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Three dead in Turkey military plane crash

17th January 2018 - 20:24 GMT | by ‚ÄčAgence France-Presse in Istanbul

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A Turkish military transport plane has crashed in southern Anatolia, claiming the lives of three army personnel on board, the Turkish Army announced on 17 January.

The CN-235 carrying two pilots and one technician, crashed in the southern Isparta province. The cause of the crash was not immediately known.

According to Sehmus Gunaydin, Isparta governor, there was dense and thick fog in the region.

The aircraft plane took off from a base in western Anatolian province of Eskisehir at 0803 GMT and communication was cut at around 0950 GMT, after which a search and rescue operation was started, the army said.

In December 2016, a Turkish fighter jet crashed near an airport in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir but the pilot was able to safely eject from the plane.

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