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Military Helicopter Crashes In Eastern Turkey. Prominent General Reportedly Died (Video)

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Military Helicopter Crashes In Eastern Turkey. Prominent General Reportedly Died (Video)

Screen grab from Ilke News Agency video.

On March 4, nine Turkish service members were killed and four others were injured when a military helicopter crashed in eastern Turkey.

In a statement, the Turkish Ministry of National Defense said that the helicopter, an AS532 Cougar, took off from the province of Bingol to Tatvan district at 1.55 p.m. [10:55 GMT]. Contact with the helicopter was cut off at 2.25 p.m. [11:25 GMT].

Units of the Turkish emergency services and Gendarmerie were quickly dispatched to the scene of the crash near the mountainous town of Bitlis.

“Efforts are underway for the transfer of our injured personnel to the hospital,” the ministry’s statement reads.

Turkish sources claimed that Gen. Osman Erbash, commander of the Turkish Armed Forces 8th Corps in Kharberd, was killed in the accident. This yet to be confirmed.

The cause of the helicopter crash remains unknown. Poor weather and technical issues appear to be the most likely causes. However, other scenarios can’t be ruled out, yet.

This was not the first such accident. In 2017, a AS532 Cougar crashed after hitting power lines during take-off from a base at Sirnak in southeastern Turkey. Back then, 13 service members were killed.

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Servet-i Funun Literature

Same heli-same region-same reason.Mechanical wire-cutters are not working efficiently.High voltage electrical field detection at 1km range is really needed.

farbat

you got high voltage powerlines of the big kind?

farbat

i dont like these and iran should create tunnels even through mountains if needed to bring power to far places but we dont have such crashes and our choppers are often hunting terrorists at very low altitude in mountainous region of balochistan kurdistan and others

farbat

turkey seems to need better training for its troops and noteworthy is that turkey doesnt do many exercises and it doesnt really has good training and depends largely on nato

farbat

a pakistani friend told me that the turkish exercise in pakistan was pathetic and that he rather had pakistan as part of russia iran exercise and i really wonder about turkish real capabilities because if turkey doesnt get much from its masters why does it whore itself and not struggle a little to become atleast a somebody

Tommy Jensen

The General committed suicide like JFK.

Mustafa Mehmet

🖕🖕

Zulubal Andre

miért van gódor gyula képe kirakva a falon…???

JIMI JAMES

Sounds like those helicopters are maintained by some pretty high skilled technitians and i mean this not just in efficiency:

John Wallace

So they may fly over head.. Might be too high for some.

Mustafa Mehmet

🖕🔜

rulla

Nine terrorists less. Nice.

Mustafa Mehmet

🖕

francesco

No problem!!

Mustafa Mehmet

🖕

Colleen Crouse

So this was from that replevy…See, at the time, there was ALSO an oil tanker that was destroyed in an operation in Afghanistan…but today, instead, there was announced a lawsuit for $11.7 billion involving Exxon and a company with a French-sounding name…these Texas brokers need to curtail their anti-semitism quick…trying to blame it on “INDOPACOM” is not going to work…

Colleen Crouse

It’s the 117th Congress…and they all need to be impeached.

Cromwell

I hope it was a missile.

farbat

they are incompetent in many fields so i wouldnt be suprised if it really was high voltage power lines

Ahson

Now this put a smile on my face……dead turkish Al-Qaeda mongol is always a good thing.

Mustafa Mehmet

🖕😎

Ahson

Yous a loser. A mongolian, hated by everyone in the region.

Mustafa Mehmet

Noooo prop dirty filthy Cockroaches

Ahson

Just wait……Russia, China and Iran are gearing up to dismantle you.

Mustafa Mehmet

Can you read it I said no problem bring it on.. why don’t you do it you expect Russia.. China. and mullah terrorist come and do it for you…

Ahson

They are already doing it. You’ve been defeated in Syria. Now cuddling up with jihadi Al-Qaeda……lol. Loser

Jimmy Jim

RIP. GAS KIKERS!

Mustafa Mehmet

🖕😘

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