Two F-4 fighter jets belonging to Turkish Air Force crash in eastern Turkey

Published 24.02.2015 20:15
Updated 25.02.2015 09:52

On Tuesday night, four pillots were killed after two F-4 fighter jets belonging to the Turkish Air Force crashed near the Malatya province in eastern Turkey.

Two military RF-4E aircrafts lost contact during reconnaissance flights in the Akçadağ district of Turkey's Malatya province.

AFAD Rescue teams as well as fire crew, ambulances and gendarmerie were sent to the scene of the crash after locals said they heard a loud bang and quickly alerted officials. According to unofficial sources two warplanes collided in mid-air causing the accident.

Heavy fog in the region is preventing the vehicles from reaching the area.

While the investigation of the crash is continuing, Interior Minister Efkan Ala confirmed the death of the four pilots.

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