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Military jet crashes in Serbia, 2 pilots missing

  • FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2016 file photo, a Serbian air force Super Galeb-4 (Super Seagull-4), multi-purpose jet rolls on the tarmac before a flight during the joint Russian-Serbian military exercises BARS (Brotherhood of Aviators of Russia and Serbia) 2016, at the military airport Batajnica, near Belgrade, Serbia. Serbia's defense ministry says an air force jet has crashed in western Serbia with two of its crew missing. A statement said the G-4 Super Galeb (Seagull) trainer aircraft has crashed in western Serbia at 10:30 local (8:30 GMT) Friday, April 7, 2017 during a routine training flight. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2016 file photo, a Serbian air force Super Galeb-4 (Super Seagull-4), multi-purpose jet rolls on the tarmac before a flight during the joint Russian-Serbian military exercises BARS (Brotherhood of Aviators of Russia and Serbia) 2016, at the military airport Batajnica, near Belgrade, Serbia. Serbia's defense ministry says an air force jet has crashed in western Serbia with two of its crew missing. A statement said the G-4 Super Galeb (Seagull) trainer aircraft has crashed in western Serbia at 10:30 local (8:30 GMT) Friday, April 7, 2017 during a routine training flight. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo taken on Oct. 13, 2016, Serbian air force Super Galeb-4 (Super Seagull-4), multi-purpose jet rolls on the tarmac before a flight during the joint Russian-Serbian military exercises BARS (Brotherhood of Aviators of Russia and Serbia) 2016, at the military airport Batajnica, near Belgrade, Serbia. Serbia's defense ministry says an air force jet has crashed in western Serbia with two of its crew missing. A statement said the G-4 Super Galeb (Seagull) trainer aircraft has crashed in western Serbia at 10:30 local (8:30 GMT) Friday, April 7, 2017 during a routine training flight. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

    In this photo taken on Oct. 13, 2016, Serbian air force Super Galeb-4 (Super Seagull-4), multi-purpose jet rolls on the tarmac before a flight during the joint Russian-Serbian military exercises BARS (Brotherhood of Aviators of Russia and Serbia) 2016, at the military airport Batajnica, near Belgrade, Serbia. Serbia's defense ministry says an air force jet has crashed in western Serbia with two of its crew missing. A statement said the G-4 Super Galeb (Seagull) trainer aircraft has crashed in western Serbia at 10:30 local (8:30 GMT) Friday, April 7, 2017 during a routine training flight. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2006, file photo, a Serbian air force Super Galeb-4 (Super Seagull-4), multi-purpose jet flies over Deliblatska Pescara, 70 kilometers nort-west of Belgrade, Serbia. Serbia's defense ministry says an air force jet has crashed in western Serbia with two of its crew missing. A statement said the G-4 Super Galeb (Seagull) trainer aircraft has crashed in western Serbia at 10:30 local (8:30 GMT) Friday, April 7, 2017 during a routine training flight. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2006, file photo, a Serbian air force Super Galeb-4 (Super Seagull-4), multi-purpose jet flies over Deliblatska Pescara, 70 kilometers nort-west of Belgrade, Serbia. Serbia's defense ministry says an air force jet has crashed in western Serbia with two of its crew missing. A statement said the G-4 Super Galeb (Seagull) trainer aircraft has crashed in western Serbia at 10:30 local (8:30 GMT) Friday, April 7, 2017 during a routine training flight. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)  (The Associated Press)

Serbia's defense ministry says an air force jet has crashed in western Serbia and two crewmembers are missing.

The ministry says the G-4 trainer aircraft crashed in western Serbia, near the village of Slatina, at 10:30 local (8:30 GMT) Friday during a routine training flight. It says a search for the pilots is continuing.

The G-4 Super Galeb (Seagull) was made in former Yugoslavia in the 1980s in a factory in Mostar, Bosnia. The cause of the crash was being investigated.