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Two killed in plane crash in the north

Small training aircraft crashes in the north killing two pilots

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A small airplane crashed in the north killing two people, with reports saying the aircraft was being used for training.

According to Turkish Cypriot media, a small plane used for training purposes crashed near a local airstrip in the north on Tuesday, west of Famagusta.

The incident took place just before 1pm near a local airfield outside Lefkoniko, also known as Gecitkale, with reports saying two people on board were killed instantly.

It was not clear if the plane had just taken off or whether it was attempting to land, while media said the cause of the accident was under investigation.

The names of the two dead pilots were released in the Turkish Cypriot media.

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