Turkish military plane crashes during training; 3 killed

January 17, 2018 GMT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish Air Force cargo plane crashed in southwest Turkey during a training flight on Wednesday, killing two pilots and a technician on board, the military said.

The CN-235 CASA plane disappeared from the radar after taking off from Eskisehir air base, in central Turkey, the military said.

The military said a search and rescue mission was immediately launched and the plane’s wreckage was located in an area close to Egirdir Lake in Isparta province.

The cause of the crash wasn’t immediately known.