Cyprus Mail

Turkish experts arrive in north to investigate plane crash

Photo: Yeni Duzen

A team of experts arrived on Wednesday from Turkey to investigate the cause of the plane crash in the north on Tuesday in which two men were killed.

According to the Turkish Cypriot press, a team from Turkey’s civil aviation department arrived in the morning as part of investigation. The head of the team said they would need three days to collect all necessary information while their report would be ready within a month.

The crash of the training aircraft occurred at around 12.50pm near Lefkoniko airport.

It was said that an explosion was heard before the plane crashed.

Two 46-year-old men who were in the aircraft died. According to reports, they were both experienced pilots.

The aircraft was recently brought from Italy and was intended to be used for the filming of a Turkish film, reports said.

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