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Two pilots die when experimental light aircraft crashes in Zaporizhia region

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Sept. 17, 2012, 6:06 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

An experimental light aircraft crashed during test flights over an airdrome in the village of Shyroke a few kilometers away from Zaporizhia at 13:10 on Monday.
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Zaporizhia – An experimental light aircraft crashed during test flights over an airdrome in the village of Shyroke a few kilometers away from Zaporizhia at 13:10 on Monday. Both members of the crew were killed.

According to the Emergencies Ministry, the aircraft crashed into a sunflower field some 100 meters from the runway after striking the ground with its wing during a turn.

A task force of the Emergency Situations Ministry's branch in Zaporizhia region has left for the scene. Investigators are probing the cause of the crash.

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