Ministry of Defence
BELGRADE - A Serbian Air Force Super Galeb G-4 training fighter jet crashed on Friday in the area of the Slatina village in the Ub municipality, central Serbia, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.
The two-seater plane crashed at around 10.30 am during routine flight training.
Tanjug file photo, D. Goll
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