7 killed in Istanbul helicopter crash

Seven people, including four Russians, were killed in Turkey after their helicopter apparently struck a television tower and crashed onto a nearby road.
The crash site in Istanbul, today Photo Credit: EPA

A helicopter crashed in Istanbul Friday, killing all seven of the people who were on board, according to the city’s mayor. The helicopter crashed after it apparently hit a television tower due to the dense fog in the area. However, the official cause of the crash has not been determined yet.

The aircraft was carrying an executive of the Turkish Eczacibasi group, four Russians and two pilots. The Russian passengers were clients of the Turkish conglomerate. Chairman of the Eczacibasi group Bulent Eczacibasi said that the Turkish executive who was killed was the head of the company’s operations in Russia.

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The helicopter had just taken off from the city’s Ataturk Airport.

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