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The crash occurred in the province of Tunceli: the police helicopter had 7 police officers, 1 judge, 1 petty officer and 3 crew onboard
Turkish media reports say a police Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter with 12 people on board has crashed in southeastern Turkey. The crash occurred in the province of Tunceli. According to BBC Turkey, the police helicopter had 7 police officers, 1 judge, 1 petty officer and 3 crew onboard.
Search and rescue teams were dispatched to the area. There are no casualties confirmed at the moment.
The Governorship of Tunceli made a statement: The helicopter is considered to have fallen due to adverse weather conditions ten minutes after the departure. A large number of search and rescue teams have been deployed to the region and information will be given to the public about the developments".
The Black Hawk crash is the second accident in a month in Turkey.
On March 10th, 2017 a Sikorsky S-76 helicopter crashed in Istanbul Büyükçekmece district killing five people on board. On that occasion the Sikorsky S-76 helicopter hit a TV tower before crashing onto a nearby highway, according to an eyewitness reporting to CNN Türk.
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