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Former military plane crashes in Czech Republic

Last Updated: Monday, June 11, 2012 - 16:09

Prague: Officials say a plane has crashed in northwest Czech Republic, killing the pilot and injuring another person on board.

Czech military spokeswoman Jana Ruzickova says the plane is a subsonic L-29 Delfin plane that was no longer used by the military and belongs to a private company. It crashed on Monday near the airport in Zatec.
The injured woman was transported to a hospital. The Czech-made aircraft was widely used by Warsaw Pact Armies decades ago for training and as a light combat plane.

The cause of the crash is being investigated.

Authorities also investigate a separate incident when a passenger turboprop ATR 42 that belongs to the Czech airline CSA was destroyed by fire in a hangar at Prague`s international airport. One person was injured lightly.


First Published: Monday, June 11, 2012 - 16:09
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