Seven die in helicopter crash in Istanbul
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Seven die in helicopter crash in Istanbul

Seven people died in a helicopter crash, including an Eczacıbaşı Holding executive and four Russians

News Service Yeni Şafak
A helicopter crashed into the air traffic control tower on Friday in the Büyükçekmece district of Istanbul, killing seven people.

Seven people had been on board the helicopter, including two Turkish crew, when it crashed shortly after taking off from Istanbul's Atatürk airport.

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Kadir Topbaş said that seven people were killed in the incident.

An executive of the Turkish Eczacıbaşı group and four Russian passengers, including the company's Russian operations administrator, were aboard the helicopter.

The helicopter was initially reported to be a firefighting helicopter.

Initial footage from Istanbul helicopter crash
Yeni Şafak

Initial footage from Istanbul helicopter crash

A helicopter crashed into the air traffic control tower in Büyükçekmece district of Istanbul. As many as five people were killed in the incident, Büyükçekmece Mayor Hasan Akgün said. The helicopter was reported to be firefighting helicopter.






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