13 killed in Turkish military helicopter crash

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DUSHANBE, 01.06.2017. /NIAT Khovar/. A total of 13 military personnel were killed in a military helicopter crash in Sirnak Province late Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reports citing Turkish Armed Forces.

According to the statement, an AS 532 Cougar-type helicopter carrying 13 personnel took off from a military command in Senoba, Sirnak. Shortly afterward, the helicopter hit a high voltage line and crashed at 20:55 local time (1855 GMT).

Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik headed to Sirnak following the accident.

The accident happened in Senoba district near the Turkey-Iraq border, according to local media.

The investigation teams have been dispatched to the accident area.

Source: National information agency of Tajikistan