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At least five people were killed after a fire-fighting helicopter has crashed on Friday in Istanbul's Büyükçekmece district, located in the European side of the metropolis, a local mayor said.

Rescue teams, including fire squads have been dispatched to the accident site.

The crash took place at 11:21 a.m. local time.

A total of seven people are believed to be in the crashed helicopter, including two pilots and four foreigners, which is reported to be Sikorsky S-76 model.

Pilot in command Alaaddin Nacar is reported among the victims in the crashed helicopter which belonged to the Turkish industrial group Eczacıbaşı Holding.

2017.03.10 / 13:19
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