Cyprus Mail
Cyprus

Two die in air training accident in the north (updated)

Two Turkish Cypriot pilots, both 46, died when a training aircraft crashed near Lefkoniko airport in the north, reports said on Tuesday.

According to Turkish Cypriot media the plane, which belongs to an air sports organisation, crashed at around 12.50pm near the airport, killing Serkan Ozcezarli and Hakan Cetinkaya.

The ‘mayor’ of Lefkoniko said residents reported hearing an explosion from the plane before it crashed.

Turkish Cypriot ‘transport minister’ Tolga Atakan went to the scene of the accident, the reports said.

Atakan said a team of specialists from Turkey would be arriving on Wednesday to determine the cause of the crash.

Condolences were sent by the Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci and other Turkish Cypriot officials.



Related posts

Coronavirus: 14 new cases

Evie Andreou

Turkish Cypriot land on British bases safeguarded in development deal

George Psyllides

Coronavirus: Extra test necessary for those coming from category C countries

Evie Andreou

Coronavirus: Final decision on reopening of schools not yet possible

Nick Theodoulou

Coronavirus: Norway reimposes quarantine on Cyprus

Staff Reporter

Private schools outraged over expected A level exam grade mess

Annette Chrysostomou