Vietnam Air Force jet crashes in Phu Yen, at least 2 killed

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The aircraft that crashed in Phu Yen on August 26. Photo credit: LTPB The aircraft that crashed in Phu Yen on August 26. Photo credit: LTPB

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A Vietnam Air Force jet trainer crashed in Phu Yen just minutes after take-off this morning, killing at least one crew member and a civilian on the ground, a military officer said.
Vu Duc Quy, vice principal of the Vietnam Air Force Officers School, was quoted as saying by Tuoi Tre newspaper that a student of the school died in the accident.
The aircraft is a Czechoslovakia-made Aero L-39 Albatros belonging to Regiment 910 based in Phu Yen.
Witnesses said the aircraft crashed into National Highway 1 before plunging into a rice field, killing at least a person on the road.
The aircraft’s front portion, including the cockpit, is damaged.
Rescue efforts are underway.
 Witnesses said the aircraft crashed into National Highway 1, killing at least a person on the road
 Photo: Duc Huy

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