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30 Aug, 2009 16:29

Belarusian fighter jet crashes in Poland

Two pilots were killed when a Belarusian SU-27 fighter jet crashed at an air show in Poland, the Belarus Defense Ministry reports.

The crash is believed to have been caused when a bird flew into the engine.

However, no civilian casualties were reported at the air show being held near the town of Radom in central Poland.

It is the second SU-27 crash to have recently occurred. Two other fighters collided at Moscow's MAKS air show two weeks ago killing a pilot. One person later died in hospital from severe burns received during the crash.