A BE-200 firefighting plane rented in Russia crashed in Turkey today. None of the seven crew members, according to preliminary information, survived.
The tragic incident took place in the city of Kahramanmarash, RIA Novosti reports. The Russian aircraft was sent to fight the numerous fires that hit Turkey. There were 7 people on board. There was a video of the incident in which the BE-200 crashes into the mountain.
Large-scale forest fires that engulfed Turkey threatened tourist cities popular with Russian tourists – Antalya, Bodrum, Marmaris. As a result of the fires, people died.
While this material was being written, a clarification of the Russian Ministry of Defense appeared. According to INTERFAX.RU, the Russian Be-200 crashed while landing. Onboard there were 3 Turkish citizens and 5 Russian servicemen.
The military department reports that the plane crashed near the village of Adana, returning after extinguishing a fire. A Commission of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation was sent to Turkey to find out the reasons for the crash.