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Thursday 29 September 2016

Seven dead after Turkish helicopter carrying military officers crashes

Published 05/07/2016 | 19:11

PM Binali Yildirim said the helicopter most likely crashed due to adverse weather conditions
PM Binali Yildirim said the helicopter most likely crashed due to adverse weather conditions

A helicopter carrying military personnel and their family members has crashed in Turkey's Black Sea region, killing seven people on board, an official said.

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Eight others were injured, the official added.

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that a terror attack was not suspected and that the helicopter most likely crashed due to adverse weather conditions.

The helicopter was transporting a lieutenant general, a colonel and two majors, according to the Dogan news agency.

It crashed in the north-eastern province of Giresun as the military staff returned from visiting troops for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr.

Mr Yildirim said the lieutenant general was not among the killed.

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