Finnish Air Force Training Jet Crashes; Pilots Eject

Finnish Air Force Training Jet Crashes; Pilots Eject
File photo of a Finnish Air Force British Aerospace Hawk Mk 51 jet trainer aircraft. (Ryan Fletcher/Shutterstock)

A military training jet crashed in central Finland on Monday, the Finnish Air Force said, adding the pilots ejected.

The British made single-engine Hawk aircraft crashed south of Keuruu, which sits some 290 kilometers (180 miles) north of Helsinki.

The air force said on Twitter that the pilots were undergoing health checks. Police said they and rescue services were at the scene.

It is unclear what caused the plane to crash.

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