Seven Killed in Military Helicopter Crash in Giresun, Turkey

hhhMilitary helicopter has crashed in Turkey’s Black Sea region. There was no immediate word on any casualties.

The helicopter, which was transporting a lieutenant general, a colonel and two majors, crashed Tuesday in the northeastern province of Giresun.

The soldiers were travelling in the region to visit troops for the Muslim holiday of Eid.

There was no immediate information on the cause of the crash.

Military sources told istanbulpost.com.tr eight military personnel and their relatives were on board at the time of the crash.

Seven people were killed and eight others were wounded on July 5 when a military helicopter carrying top soldiers crashed in the Black Sea province of Giresun, the Turkish General Staff has announced.

The Sikorsky S-70 helicopter was carrying 15 people, including Gendarmerie Region Commander Brigadier Mustafa Doğru, Region Commander Executive Officer Col. Ünal Bayhan, Provincial Gendarmerie Deputy Commander Lt. Col. Saadettin Şahin, Gendarmerie Staff Sergeant Cemalettin Çoban, Gendarmerie Specialized Sergeant Adem Kara, Pilot Captain Hilmi Özer, Pilot First Lt. Yüksek Kandemir and Gendarmerie technician non-commissioned officer Muhammet Bedek along with the wives of the military personnel and three children. They were returning from Eid al-Fitr visits to military posts and families of fallen soldiers in the region.

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