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Training plane crash in Turkish Mediterranean kills 2

Crash of civilian training plane in province of Antalya also seriously injured 1, says governor

Fatih Hepokur and Ayse Yildiz   | 10.06.2019
Training plane crash in Turkish Mediterranean kills 2

ANTALYA, Turkey

Two people died in a plane crash in Turkey's Mediterranean region, officials said Monday.

Munir Karaloglu, governor of the Antalya province, told Anadolu Agency that three people were also injured when a civilian training plane went down in the Manavgat district shortly after take off.

The pilot, retired Capt. Levent Arslan, died in the crash. He was a former Turkish military officer.

Also, Ataberk Gokmen, a student of Istanbul Bilgi University, died in the crash.

Another student of the university, Devrim Gun, is being treated at a hospital.

The cause of the crash is so far unknown.

There will be an official investigation, the governor added.

* Writing by Can Erozden and Dilara Hamit




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