Nine Turkish troopers and one commanding normal have been killed in a helicopter crash within the nation’s jap Bingol province on Thursday, Turkey’s Defense Ministry introduced.
Three different personnel have been injured after floor forces misplaced contact with the Cougar helicopter round 2:25 p.m. native time, in response to the Defense Ministry’s assertion.
Among these killed was the commander of Turkey’s eighth Army Corps, Lt. Gen. Osman Erbas. Erbas survived the crash however died of his wounds shortly after, state-run Daily Sabah reported.
Rescue personnel and unmanned plane have been deployed to the scene to recuperate survivors. Turkey’s Defense Ministry advised the crash was an accident and famous that an investigation is underway.
The helicopter was en path to the city of Tatvan within the majority-Kurdish Bitlis province.
The space has seen combating between Turkey’s armed forces and the rebel Kurdistan Workers Party for years, although there was no speedy indication that Thursday’s crash was combat-related.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed sorrow for the victims after being knowledgeable of the incident by Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, in response to state-run Anadolu News Agency.
“I wish Allah’s mercy on our nine martyred soldiers and patience to their families in sorrow,” presidential spokesperson and nationwide safety adviser Ibrahim Kalin tweeted, including, “I wish immediate recovery to our four wounded soldiers. Our pain is great.”