2 killed in Iraqi military plane crash

Source: Xinhua| 2020-10-31 21:03:42|Editor: huaxia

BAGHDAD, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- An Iraqi military plane crashed Saturday during a training mission in Iraq's Salahudin province, leaving two of its crew members killed, the Iraqi military said.

A technical malfunction occurred in the Cessna Caravan which burned and crashed in Saiyd Mohammed area near the town of Balad, some 90 km north of Baghdad, the media office of the Joint Operations Command said in a statement.

The incident resulted in the killing of the pilot and his co-pilot, the statement said.

Meanwhile, an officer from Balad police anonymously told Xinhua that the security forces rushed to the scene and found the wreckage of the plane and retrieved the bodies of the crew members. Enditem