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Pilot Killed In Crop-Dusting Plane Crash Near Kazakh Capital


Kazakh authorities said the Russian-made AN-2 plane crashed near a village about 70 kilometers ast of the capital, Nur-Sultan. (file photo)

NUR-SULTAN -- A single-engine biplane aircraft crashed while crop-dusting in northern Kazakhstan, killing the pilot and injuring two others.

Kazakhstan's Interior Ministry said the Russian-made AN-2 plane crashed on June 20 near the village of Rodina, about 70 kilometers (42 miles) east of the Central Asian nation's capital, Nur-Sultan.

According to the ministry, the injured were taken to hospital for treatment and an investigation has been launched into the deadly accident.

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