In the province of Kahramanmaras in southern Turkey on Saturday, a Beriev-200 firefighting plane crashed.
According to preliminary data, there were seven people on board the aircraft leased in Russia, along with the crew.
The amphibious aircraft was on the balance sheet of the Turkish Forestry Authority, flying from the territory of the province of Adana.
The plane crashed in the Kysyk valley of the Besen region.
The governor of Kahramanmarash province, Faruk Joshkun, told Anadol that the plane was involved in extinguishing a fire in the Almaly region.
“Aviation was involved in extinguishing the fire that started in the forest as a result of a lightning strike. Soon, communication with the plane was interrupted and it fell. Rescue teams have been sent to the area of the crash, ”Joshkun said.
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