According to updated information, the plane crash occurred near Lake Kars.
At the moment, the information that the helicopters collided with each other during a training flight, originally published in the French media, has not been confirmed.
We are talking about Gazelle helicopters with a closed tail rotor (fenestron / Finistron). These are multi-purpose helicopters that have been in service with the French Air Force for over 40 years.
The crew of such helicopters consists of two people. The maximum speed of the Gazelle helicopter is 310 km / h, the practical ceiling is 5 km. Rate of climb (near the ground) - up to 550 m / min.
Such helicopters were actively used in a variety of operations, including operations in Lebanon, Afghanistan, Syria, etc.
At the crash site of the helicopters rescue workers and representatives of the French Air Force.