Today, 10 January 2001, at 12:40 local time two RF-4E's crashed near Gurun, Sivas after a mid-air collision. Pilots Capt. Erdinç BAŞÇINAR, 1st Lt. Murat PINAR and WSOs Maj. Cumhur ERDİNÇ, 1st Lt. Konuralp DURAĞAN all ejected and survived the accident. They are taken to the military hospital at Malatya and their health conditions are OK. The aircrafts crashed belonged to 173 Filo of 7th Main Jet Base located at Erhac, Malatya.