Turkish military jet trainer crashes in Aegean Sea, two pilots rescued

The Turkish Defense Ministry said on April 9 that a military jet trainer crashed in the Aegean Sea due to an engine failure. Two pilots aboard the plane have been rescued.

Pilots of the crashed aircraft were rescued by Turkish Coast Guard teams.

Duvar English - Anadolu Agency 

A Turkish military jet trainer crashed on April 9 in the Aegean Sea, the Turkish Defense Ministry said.

According to a ministry statement, the two pilots of the KT-1 type plane that crashed during its regular training flight were rescued by Turkish Coast Guard teams.

The plane crashed due to engine failure, it said.

The plane had taken off from the 2nd Main Airbase of the Turkish Air Force and crashed off the coast of the Foça district of western İzmir province.

This is the second military aircraft crash that occurred in Turkey within the last week. 

On April 7, a Turkish Air Force aerobatic aircraft had crashed during training in the Central Anatolian province of Konya, killing its pilot. 

The crash had taken place in the Karatay district, not far from the Third Main Jet Base.

The authorities had announced that the reason for the accident was being investigated. 

Topics Turkey