A military helicopter smashed in eastern Turkey on Thursday, killing nine officers ready and harming four others, the Defense Ministry said.
The Cougar-type helicopter smashed in a provincial region close to the town of Tatvan, in the transcendently Kurdish-populated Bitlis area. It was headed to Tatvan from the close-by region of Bingol when specialists lost contact with it at 2:25 pm (1125 GMT), the service said.
The harmed warriors were being emptied to clinics, it added.
The service portrayed the occurrence as a mishap, however, it wasn’t quickly understood what caused the accident.
Haber Turk TV said the chopper is accepted to have smashed in unfriendly climate conditions, including a day off the haze.
There was no prompt data on the officers’ personalities or positions.
The area of the accident is in a region where Turkish soldiers have been fighting assailants of the restricted Kurdistan Workers’ Party or PKK. The contention has slaughtered a huge number of individuals since 1984.