( Cihan News Agency) A fire plane crashed in a lake in Istanbul province of Turkey on Thursday evening, injuring three crew members, Istanbul Governor Muammer Guler said.
Guler said in a statement that the CL-215-type amphibious aircraft crashed during a reconnaissance flight in Lake Catalca some 20 meters off the shore and the three injured -- a Turkish, an Italian and a Greek -- were rushed to nearby hospitals for treatment. The Turkish member of the crew was under medical attention and he was in critical condition. The Italian and the Greek crew members were taken to Catalca State Hospital before they were transferred to another hospital following a preliminary treatment. Their conditions were not critical.