Army Helicopter Crashes Into Homes, Many Feared Dead (Photos)

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According to BBC reports, four soldiers have died and one wounded after a Turkish military helicopter crashed in central Istanbul.

The helicopter was reportedly conducting training flights at Samandira air base in the city when it crashed in a residential part of the Sancaktepe district on Monday morning.

Emergency services are at the scene of the crash, according to the state-run Anadolu news agency.

An investigation is now underway into the cause of the crash.

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The UH-1 military helicopter came down between two apartment buildings, scattering debris across the surrounding streets.

According to Hurriyet newspaper, this is the fifth helicopter crash to happen in Istanbul in the last 20 years.

 

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