4 soldiers killed, 1 injured after military helicopter crashes in Istanbul

  26 November 2018    Read: 2052
4 soldiers killed, 1 injured after military helicopter crashes in Istanbul

Four soldiers were killed and another was wounded after a military helicopter crashed in a residential area in Istanbul's Sancaktepe district on Monday, Daily Sabah reported.

The Bell UH-1 helicopter crashed onto a street between apartments in the Asian district of Sancaktepe, where a military base is situated, after colliding with the roof a building.

"A military helicopter crashed in Samandıra district while performing a training flight. Four soldiers were killed and another was injured," Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya said.

Media reports said the helicopter crashed due to a technical fault prior to landing.

Rescue and emergency teams were dispatched to the crash site immediately.


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