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Serbian Air Force Pilot Killed In Crash

Officials say a Serbian Air Force pilot is dead after his aircraft crashed near Belgrade.

The mayor of the town of Nova Pazova, some 20 kilometers northwest of the capital, said the pilot died after staying with his crashing plane to make sure it did not hit houses in the small town.

The mayor, Djordje Radinovic, said the plane eventually crashed in the yard of a house without causing any casualties on the ground.

A second crew member aboard the training plane ejected.

The military has opened a probe into the incident, the fifth involving Serbian Air Force planes since 2006.

Defense Minister Aleksandar Vucic cut short a visit to Cyprus because of the incident.

Based on reporting by AFP and B92

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