Two people died on Friday after a training plane crashed in Turkey’s northwestern province of Balikesir, Anadolu reported.
Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Namik Kemal Nazli, the governor of Balikesir’s district of Ayvalik, on the Aegean Sea, said that the training plane crashed for reasons unknown after taking off from a landing field belonging to the Turkish Aeronautical Association (THK).
The victims were identified as THK Ayvalik branch Chair Mustafa Dogrular, 60, and a 25-year-old aviation student from Istanbul called Yusuf.
“We have forwarded the case to authorities of Balikesir Koca Seyit Airport,” said Nazli.
The TC-ABY model airplane crashed during landing. The airplane was completely wrecked, according to photos from the scene.
Local firefighters also cooled off the plane, as it was leaking fuel.