Five killed in Turkey firefigthing helicopter crash

The helicopter crashed while trying to put out a forest fire near Koycegiz town.

Five killed in Turkey firefigthing helicopter crash

World Bulletin / News Desk

Death toll from a firefigthing helicopter crash Thursday in Turkey's southwestern province of Mugla rose to five.

The helicopter crashed while trying to put out a forest fire near Koycegiz town.

One Turkish and two Russian pilots, a Turkish forestry official and a Russian technician was on board the helicopter which officials said was leased from a private company, and it was deployed from Fethiye.

The Turkish pilot of the helicopter, identified as Atif Atesok, survived a 2006 crash along with four crew members when his firefighting chopper plunged into a lake near the Kas town of Mugla.

Last Mod: 10 Ağustos 2012, 09:29
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