A Be-200 firefighting plane crashed in eastern Turkey. About it reported TV channel NTV with reference to the General Directorate of Forestry.
The accident occurred in the mountains near the city of Kahramanmaras. There were eight people on board, most of whom are foreigners. Their fate is currently unknown. But, according to preliminary data, there are no survivors of the accident. It is reported that after the plane doused the flames with water, it was unable to climb and crashed into the mountain.
The Turkish department claims that the crashed plane was leased from the Russian Federation to fight forest firefighters.
Russian Be-200 firefighting aircraft are helping Turkish firefighters extinguish a major forest fire in Antalya province. This was previously reported by the Russian embassy in Ankara.
“Three Russian Be-200 firefighting aircraft are providing assistance to the Turkish side in the regions where they are fighting fires on the ground and from the air,” the message said.
The fire began on July 28 near the resort town of Manavgat, according to preliminary data, due to the intense heat in the region.
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