• Turkey’s defense ministry has confirmed the death of two pilots after a military plane crashed during training.
  • The crash occurred after the plane took off from an Air Force base near the city of Kayseri.
  • The cause of the incident remains under investigation, according to authorities.

A military plane crashed during training on Tuesday, killing its two pilots on board, Turkey’s defense ministry announced.

The SF-260D training plane crashed into an agricultural field in central Turkey. 

The crash occurred after the plane took off from an Air Force base near the city of Kayseri.

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The defense ministry said the cause of the crash remains unknown.

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A military plane crashed during training on Tuesday, killing its two pilots on board, Turkey’s defense ministry announced. (Fox News Digital)

The state-run Anadolu Agency reported that authorities have initiated an investigation.

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Television footage captured black smoke rising from the wreckage of the plane among the crops in the field.

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