Monday, May 13, 2013

Turkish jet missing

CNN) -- The Turkish military said it lost communications Monday with one of its jets flying over southern Turkey.

Officials have "received information that the plane crashed" in the southern province of Osmaniye near Yarpuz, the Osmaniye governor said, according to the semi-official Turkish news agency Anadolu. Yarpuz is about 35 kilometers (22 miles) northwest of the Syrian border,

The pilot sent the message "I'm jumping" shortly before the military lost contact with the jet at about 2:15 p.m., the military said.

Search efforts were under way, the military said.

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