KABUL: (Middle East Press) At least two four people killed after two Turkish Air Force jets have crashed in the Eastern Anatolia region due to unknown reasons, said the Interior Ministry.
“Unfortunately, four have lost their lives. We have reached the wreckage of the two planes,” AFP quoted Interior Minister Efkan Ala as saying on Tuesday.
According to a statement released by Turkey’s Chief of General Staff Necdet Özel, both jets took off from Malatya Erhaç 7th Air Base at 6:07 p.m. local time (1607 GMT) and disappeared from radar screens on 7:05 p.m. (1705 GMT).
Each of the RF-4E jets was carrying a pilot and a co-pilot as they crashed late Tuesday evening near the city of Malatya.
The Turkish army said the jets crashed due to an accident but refrained from giving further information over the cause of the incident or how the two jets apparently crashed instantaneously.