Advertisement

Turkish fighter jet crashes after training flight

The pilot ejected from the F-16 and was uninjured.

By
Doug G. Ware
A Turkish F-16 Fighting Falcon, similar to the jet pictured, crashed Monday after a training mission in the southeastern part of the country, officials said. The pilot ejected before the aircraft hit the ground. File Photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/European Pressphoto Agency
A Turkish F-16 Fighting Falcon, similar to the jet pictured, crashed Monday after a training mission in the southeastern part of the country, officials said. The pilot ejected before the aircraft hit the ground. File Photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/European Pressphoto Agency

ANKARA, Turkey, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A Turkish fighter jet crashed after a training missions Monday, military officials said.

The F-16 was returning from the training sortie and attempting to land at a military base in Diyarbakir when it crashed, officials said.

Advertisement

The pilot ejected before the plane went down.

The cause of the crash wasn't immediately known. No injuries were reported.

Turkey has been part of military operations in northern Syria, where they have targeted Islamic State militants and Kurdish forces.

Diyarbakir is about 80 miles north of the Syrian border.

Latest Headlines