Turkish F-5 fighter jet crashes in Konya province

Ankara: An F-5 military aircraft crashed in the central Turkish province of Konya on Tuesday, the pilot managed to eject and survived the accident, the Turkish Defense Ministry said.

“The F-5 combat training aircraft crashed in Konya due to a collision with a bird; the engines stopped. The pilot ejected, he was hospitalized, now his condition is stable,” the ministry said in a statement.

The fighter jet was part of the aerobatic demonstration team of the Turkish air forces, which is known for stunts at major events.


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