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Turkish fighter pilot dies in crash: Official

An Turkish official says a military fighter pilot has died in a crash in western Turkey. The governor of Balikesir province says the F-16 pilot did not survive Tuesday’s crash during a training flight.

world Updated: Apr 15, 2009 13:27 IST

An Turkish official says a military fighter pilot has died in a crash in western Turkey.

The governor of Balikesir province says the F-16 pilot did not survive Tuesday’s crash during a training flight. The jet had taken off from a base in the province.

Selahattin Hatipoglu said on Wednesday that the plane went down near the town of Mustafakemalpasa in neighboring province of Bursa. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Balikesir is a hub for Turkish jets, which often engage with Greek warplanes in the disputed air space of Aegean Sea.