Air force pilot dies in Brazil plane crashMay 13th, 2011 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, May 13 (IANS/EFE) An air force pilot died Thursday when his aircraft crashed in northeastern Brazil, said an air force spokesperson.
The A-29 turboprop plane went down near Natal, the capital of Rio Grande do Norte, a state in extreme northeastern Brazil.
“The pilot was killed, we’re still gathering information,” the air force spokesperson said.
The A-29 is a single-engine light attack aircraft equipped with night-vision gear. The air force frequently uses the A-29 for aerial reconnaissance missions.
The cause of the accident is under investigation, the air force spokesperson said.
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