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    This file picture taken on October 13, 2016, shows a Serbian air force Super Galeb G-4 multi-purpose jet taxiing on the tarmac before a flight during the joint Russian-Serbian military exercises BARS (Brotherhood of Aviators of Russia and Serbia) 2016, at the military airport Batajnica, near Belgrade

    Military Plane Crashes in Serbia: One Pilot Dead, Another Injured

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    The Serbian military aircraft Super Galeb (SOKO G-4 Super Galeb) crashed to the northeast of Belgrade near the town of Kovacice, the Serbian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday. The two pilots ejected before the crash, but one of them died as a result of the incident.

    "In today’s crash of the combat trainer aircraft SOKO G-4 Super Galeb, one pilot of the Technical Testing Center died after ejecting, the co-pilot sustained injuries. He is conscious and was transported to the Military Medical Academy in Belgrade," the statement read.

    The newspaper reports that the co-pilot was taken to the Military Medical Academy in Belgrade. Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ljubisa Dikovic visited the co-pilot in hospital, the ministry added.

    An investigation has been opened into the incident.  

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    Plane crash, SOKO G-4 Super Galeb, Belgrade, Serbia
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