Pilot unharmed after Turkish F-16 fighter jet crashes

A female pilot and fellow flyer eject from a jet fighter plane after the engine caught fire.

Pilot unharmed after Turkish F-16 fighter jet crashes

World Bulletin / News Desk

The crew of a Turkish Air Force F-16 fighter plane that crashed on landing in the south-east of the country is in good condition.

The female pilot and her colleague sustained no injuries in Tuesday’s crash in Diyarbakir province. The aircraft, part of the Diyarbakır 8th Command, came into contact with an electricity pylon before the accident, authorities said.

Deputy Governor Ahmet Gunaydin said the jet’s single engine caught fire during landing and both crew ejected.

The Turkish General Staff said the exact cause of the accident was not known and the two flyers are in good health.

All military and civilian flights in the area have been suspended.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 03 Eylül 2014, 09:31