Army helicopter crashes in Turkey, kills 11

05-03-2021 Fri 12:33

TURKEY: In a tragic incident, 11 military personnel died and two injured after an army helicopter crashed. The incident took place in southeast Turkey on Thursday. As per sources, the helicopter carrying army personnel crashed near Cekmece village, close to Tatvan. It is said that nine of the victims died on the spot and two died while undergoing treatment in the hospital.

The deceased included Lieutenant-General Osman Erbas. Defence Minister described the incident as an accident but didn't elaborate on the details. It is said that the heavy smog in the area is the reason behind the crash.


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