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Zambia air force deputy dies in plane crash

Africa

Lusaka - A Zambia air force plane crashed on Monday during a routine training exercise, killing two people including the force's second-in-command, the country's defence minister said.

Edgar Lungu said the plane was being flown by deputy ZAF commander Muliokela Muliokela, who was partnered by Colonel Brian Mweene.

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“It is with deep sorrow and grief that we announce the a Zambia Air Force (ZAF) SAAB MFI-15 plane crashed in Lusaka west killing two crew members” Lungu said.

The cause of the crash is not yet known but an investigation is underway.

Sapa-AFP

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