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Eleven Dead, Three Severely Injured In Plane Crash In SE Romania

Eleven people died and three were severely injured Monday evening in a plane crash in Tuzla, in southeastern Romanian county of Constanta.

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Ten Dead, Three Severely Injured In Plane Crash In SE Romania

Constanta ambulance service representative Marian Beciu said thethree survivors suffered severe burns and injuries and are in a badcondition.

According to ambulance service sources, the plane crashed soonafter taking off and burst into flames when it hit the ground. The14 people aboard the plane were members of the crew and parachutejumpers.

The AN-2 plane belonged to Boboc Air Force Application School,in Buzau county, and was on a parachute training mission, said theRomanian Defense Ministry.

 

People close to the investigation said the flight schoolcommander, Nicolae Jianu, is among those who died in the crash.

Defense Minister Gabriel Oprea will set up an investigationcommission to determine the cause of the accident. Constantaprefect Claudiu Palaz said military prosecutors have alreadystarted investigations.

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