Turkey police helicopter crash kills 12

Tuesday 18 April 2017 1 month ago 28   Ankara   Print

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Report  Web desk : ANKARA: A Turkish police helicopter crashed on Tuesday in a mountainous region in the east of the country, killing 12 persons on board, including police officers and a judge, the interior minister said. Speaking to journalists in a televised statement, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said the crash was an accident that appears to have been caused by weather conditions. Any other outside factor is out of the question, he said, ruling out that the helicopter had come under attack. The Sikorsky helicopter, whose passengers included seven policemen, one judge and one non-commissioned officer, crashed at around 0840 GMT in the eastern province of Tunceli, the governor’s office said earlier in a statement. (01)