One pilot dead in military plane crash in central Vietnam

A Vietnamese military plane hit the ground during a training flight in the south-central province of Phu Yen on August 26, with one of the two pilots confirmed dead.

The L-39 training aircraft coded 8705 of the Regiment 910 crashed to a rice field only minutes after takeoff, according to a source close to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.

A source from Phu Yen administration confirmed that the crash happened at 8:30 am.

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The crashed plane is seen in Phu Yen Province, located in south-central Vietnam, on August 26, 2016.

The fuselage of the small-scale aircraft remained intact, even though other parts of the plane were broken.

The deceased is a pilot trainee at the Air Force Academy, the school vice-headmaster Vu Duc Quy confirmed to Tuoi Tre.

The crash site has been blocked to serve the rescue efforts.

Nguyen Thi Diep, a small vendor at a nearby market, said there was a big noise when the plane hit the ground.

“A crowd of people rushed to the scene to see the crash,” she said.


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