Turkey military chopper crashes in residential area, killing four

Published: February 12, 2019 10:05:46 | Updated: February 13, 2019 15:53:24


Firefighters and police inspect the site of a helicopter crash in Istanbul, Turkey on Monday — Reuters photo

Four soldiers were killed when a military helicopter crashed in a residential neighbourhood on the Asian side of Istanbul on Monday, the governor of Turkey’s biggest city said.

The helicopter went down in an area of apartment buildings, Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya said. Television images showed smoke rising from the area and ambulances rushing to the scene, according to a Reuters report.

There were no civilian injuries or casualties, Yerlikaya told reporters, adding that the cause of the crash was not yet known.

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