The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed that a Russian Be-200 plane crashed in Turkey. On board were five Russian servicemen and three Turkish citizens. They all died.
The military department clarifies that the Russian plane crashed in the area of the settlement of Adana after completing tasks to extinguish fires. A commission of the RF Ministry of Defense was sent to Turkey to find out the reasons for the crash of the Be-200, transfers Interfax.
Earlier it became known that in the south of Turkey, in the province of Kahramanmaras, a firefighting plane rented from Russia crashed. The aircraft was on the balance sheet of the Turkish forestry department.
On July 8, a Be-200 amphibious aircraft from the naval aviation of the Russian Navy was sent to assist the Republic of Turkey in extinguishing wildfires that began due to the intense heat in the region.
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