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MiG-21 military jet crashes near Serbia's border with Bosnia

In this April 6, 2016 file photo, ground crew prepare a Mig 21 fighter jet for a flight at the military airport Batajnica, near Belgrade, Serbia. Serbia's defense ministry says that a military jet has crashed near the country's border with Bosnia. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- A Serbian army jet crashed Friday in western Serbia near the country's border with Bosnia, the Defense Ministry said.

    The ministry said the MiG-21 plane was on a "regular" flying mission and that a search and rescue team has been sent to the scene of the 9a.m. (0700GMT) crash near the village of Brasina.

    Local media are reporting that the plane crashed into the yard of a house in a village. Serbian state broadcaster RTS reported that one of the pilots died and a villager was injured.

    No other details were immediately available.

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