Not less than 9 troopers have died and 4 extra had been injured after a Cougar army helicopter crashed in southeast Turkey, the nation’s protection ministry mentioned in an announcement on Thursday.
The chopper took off from the province of Bingol at 1.55pm native time, headed for the province of Bitlis, however contact was misplaced with the plane a half hour later.
The protection ministry mentioned the crash was the results of an accident, and that the 4 injured troopers have been taken to native hospitals, however didn’t present additional particulars as to their situations.
In line with Turkish media, the helicopter got here down close to the village of Cekme in Bitlis’ Tatvan district.
Search efforts to find the wreckage and recuperate the deceased’s stays have been launched within the mountainous area involving a group of troopers, a helicopter and drones.
Native media have reported that the realm is roofed with meters of snow, making situations tough for the search groups.
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