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    MiG-21 aircraft of the Syrian Air Force gets ready for a mission at the Hama airbase near the city of Hama, Syria's Hama Province

    Syrian Fighter Jet Crashes After Take-Off in Hama Province

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    According to a military source, a Syrian Air Force's fighter jet crashed Sunday after the take-off from an airport in the western province of Hama leaving the crew members dead.

    DAMASCUS (Sputnik) A Syrian Air Force's fighter jet crashed Sunday after the take-off from an airport in the western province of Hama leaving its pilot dead and killing two people on a runway, a military source told Sputnik.

    "The pilot of the MiG-21 reported a technical fault during take-off, and the plane crashed while attempting to land. The pilot was killed, as well as two people on the ground," the source said.

    According to the source, two more people on a runway were injured.

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