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UPDATED: 16:58, March 01, 2007
Training plane crashes in north central Sri Lanka
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Two people were killed when a training plane crashed Thursday in Sri Lanka's north central district of Anuradhapura, said the military.

"A PT-6 trainer aircraft of the Sri Lanka Air Force crashed within minutes of taking off inside the Anuradhapura air base around 12:15 p.m. (0645 GMT)," said the Media Center for National Security in a statement.

Both the trainer and the instructor died in the crash, said the statement.

The Air Force confirmed the cause of the crash was an engine failure.

Source: Xinhua


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