Firefighting plane crashes in Turkey, killing all on board

طقس العرب GO 2021-08-14 2021-08-14T16:39:35Z
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Firefighting plane crashes in Turkey, killing all on board

Weather of Arabia - Today, Saturday, a firefighting plane chartered from Russia crashed while it was participating in extinguishing the fires in southern Turkey, with five Russian soldiers and three Turkish officers on board, and media reports, quoting the Russian Ministry of Defense, stated that all eight people on board the plane had died. their death.


(Photo of the wreckage of a Russian Bombardier B-200 in southern Turkey)

 

The official Anadolu news agency reported that rescuers rushed to the scene after watching television footage showing plumes of smoke rising from a mountainous area believed to be the wreckage of the plane.

 

The plane was participating in extinguishing wildfires burning in Onikisupat district of Kahramanmaras province when contact with the plane was lost shortly before it went down, as the plane went down near Adana as it was about to land.

 

The wildfires raging in southern Turkey have caused massive devastation this month, resulting in multiple loss of life. Turkey has battled nearly 300 forest fires since July, which the government described as the worst in history.

 

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.

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