01:02 (GMT+4) Thirteen people were martyred Wednesday in the crash of a Cougar type military helicopter in the southern Turkish province of Sirnak, said the Turkish General Staff, Anadolu reported.
The helicopter crashed after hitting a high-voltage power line three minutes after taking off, the province governor’s office said in a statement late Wednesday.
All 13 military personnel aboard perished in the crash, said the Turkish General Staff.
Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik is headed to Sirnak.
00:07 (GMT+4) A military helicopter crashed in the southeastern province of Şırnak late on May 31, the Governor's Office has stated, Hurriyet reported.
“The Cougar-type helicopter became tangled to a high-tension line three minutes after taking off from the Şenoba town of the Uludere district and crashed,” the Şırnak Goveror’s Office said in a statement.
There are no details about killed and wounded