Turkish warplanes crash – level 3
A Turkish warplane has crashed near the central Anatolian city of Konya, killing the two pilots. It’s the second fatal air accident for Turkey’s armed forces in less than 2 weeks.
The F-4E took off on a planned training flight at 9 a.m. local time and came down nearly an hour later.
One of the pilot’s bodies has been recovered and recovery for the second body is under way.
A man who witnessed the crash said he saw the plane diving down and saw two fireballs coming out of the plane like rockets.
An inquiry is already under way to discover why two training jets went down in Malatya Province on February 24th, killing four people.
Turkey has the second largest military in NATO and its Air Force has played an active role in patrolling its troubled borders with Syria and Iraq.
Difficult words: Anatolian (relating to Anatolia – Asia Minor; area where Turkey is), fatal (causing death), armed forces (military), under way (being done), inquiry (an official investigation), patrol (to keep watch over an area), trouble (having problems).
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