Pilot killed in military plane crash in Turkey

A military plane crashed during training on Monday, killing the pilot, the government-run Anatolia news agency reported. The plane crashed in a field near the city of Manisa, in western Turkey, shortly after take off from a military airfield in the nearby Aegean port city of Izmir, the agency reported. Witnesses saw the plane spiraling in mid-air for three minutes before the crash, it said. The cause of the accident is being investigated.