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Serbian army plane crashes, pilots injured: army

Two pilots were injured, one of them seriously, when a Serbian army plane crashed in a small town near Belgrade on Wednesday, the Defence Ministry said in a statement.

Both pilots managed to eject from the training aircraft -- a locally made Lasta (Swallow) -- before it crashed on a street in Nova Pazova, a town located some 20 kilometres (12 miles) northwest of Belgrade.

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One of the pilots was seriously wounded and taken to hospital, the ministry said.

No one on the ground was hurt, it added.

The military opened a probe into the incident, the fifth involving Serbian air force planes since 2006. Three people were killed in the previous crashes.

by Neil Connor © 2012 AFP

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Published on ASDNews: Sep 26, 2012


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