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Death toll rises to 11: military helicopter crashes in eastern Turkey

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Death toll rises to 11: military helicopter crashes in eastern Turkey

A military helicopter carrying servicemen on board crashed in eastern Turkey, with the death toll rising to 11. This was reported by the press service of the Turkish Defense Ministry.


According to the military, a Eurocopter AS532 Cougar helicopter crashed in the province of Bitlis. The helicopter with servicemen on board took off from Bingel to Tatvan at 13:55 Moscow time, 30 minutes later, at 14:25 the connection with the helicopter was lost. An airplane and an unmanned aerial vehicle were sent in search of the helicopter. aviation.

According to initial data, due to the fall of the helicopter, 9 servicemen were killed, and four more received injuries of varying severity.

Nine of our comrades were killed, four were injured

- said in a statement by the Turkish military department.

Later, two of the wounded died, among them - the commander of the XNUMXth corps of the ground forces of Turkey, General Osman Erbash. Doctors are fighting for the lives of two more servicemen.

Defense Minister Hulusi Akar with the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces and the commander of the ground forces arrived in the area of ​​the helicopter crash. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was informed about the disaster.

The causes of the helicopter crash have not been established; according to preliminary data, the accident could have occurred due to bad weather or a technical malfunction of the helicopter. An investigation has begun.
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  1. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 5 March 2021 07: 19
    -1
    I guess who will now express their deepest condolences!
  2. Commissar77
    Commissar77 5 March 2021 07: 22
    +9
    "The commander of the eighth corps of the ground forces of Turkey, General Osman Erbash, who died in the crash of a military helicopter, was involved in the victory of Azerbaijan in the war in Nagorno-Karabakh and took part in the test of the Bayraktar TB2 strike reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)."



    "Someone" destroyed Erdogan's closest ally, General Osman Erbash and his loyal officers, all at once. Such disasters are usually not accidental. Although it may "could have happened due to bad weather or a technical malfunction of the helicopter."
    1. Graz
      Graz 5 March 2021 07: 47
      +5
      rumor went that this Turkish general was involved in the destruction of our Russian helicopter in Armenia
      1. Cowbra
        Cowbra 5 March 2021 08: 38
        0
        Then the Turks sooner and filled up themselves. It's okay for them. And Pasha, as always, is not in business
    2. Eldorado
      Eldorado 5 March 2021 08: 36
      0
      They wrote that some terrorist group claimed responsibility for the downed helicopter.
      1. Incvizitor
        Incvizitor 5 March 2021 14: 33
        +2
        These Turks are themselves a terrorist group, considering what they are doing in neighboring countries, so that terrorists kill terrorists, the world is cleaner.
    3. Nemchinov Vl
      Nemchinov Vl 5 March 2021 12: 29
      +1
      Quote: Military Commissar77
      "The commander of the eighth corps of the ground forces of Turkey, General Osman Erbash, who died in the crash of a military helicopter, was involved in the victory of Azerbaijan in the war in Nagorno-Karabakh and took part in the test of the Bayraktar TB2 strike reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)."
      suppose this is KARMA from "Vympel", found a Turkish soldier ? !! what
      Quote: Graz
      rumor went that this Turkish general was involved in the destruction of our Russian helicopter in Armenia
      oops .... it looks like not only you ? !!
      Quote: Nyrobsky
      ... but isn't this accident "compensating" for the defeat of our helicopter in Karabakh?
      winked
      1. Walking
        Walking 5 March 2021 12: 48
        +1
        The otvetka flew in for the downed Russian helicopter.?
        1. Hypertension
          Hypertension 5 March 2021 12: 56
          +5
          Quote: Hiking
          coincidence with the events of November 9, 2020 in Arm

          The same "response" as the earthquake in Turkey during the Karabakh conflict. The helicopters are falling. In Turkey, in the USA, in Russia. Technique is never 100% reliable. After some time, someone somewhere will fall. In the meantime, about our downed helicopter, officially - silence.
  3. Thrifty
    Thrifty 5 March 2021 07: 28
    +2
    Let's see what the Turks will find, what the reason will be called - the equipment failed, the crew messed up, or a terrorist attack. ...
  4. Ren
    Ren 5 March 2021 07: 36
    +6
    100500 is a coincidence and should not be associated with the events of November 9, 2020 in Armenia. soldier
  5. Nyrobsky
    Nyrobsky 5 March 2021 07: 41
    +2
    It is doubtful, of course, but is this accident "compensating" for the defeat of our helicopter in Karabakh? Baku then hastily admitted his guilt, but his further actions to facilitate the investigation of the incident somehow came to naught and the perpetrators were never brought to justice, or at least named, which suggests that the "shooter" from Ankara was involved in the incident. winked
  6. alpamys
    alpamys 5 March 2021 07: 43
    -4
    Russian military captured Turkish armored car in Syria and now know its vulnerabilities

    https://avia.pro/news/rossiyskie-voennye-zahvatili-v-sirii-tureckiy-broneavtomobil-i-teper-znayut-ego-uyazvimosti
    The Russian military managed to successfully capture the Turkish armored vehicle "Vuran", which was abandoned in Idlib by either the Turkish military or Turkish militants. The armored car did not receive any damage, and was subsequently carefully studied by the Russian military in order to identify the likely vulnerabilities of this technology, probably not only in case clashes with Turkey in Syria resume, but also in order to use the Turkish experience in the development of their own armored vehicles. which, by the way, turned out to be much more tenacious in Syria.
    1. Quadro
      Quadro 5 March 2021 08: 34
      0
      Again this jaundiced airplane. They captured a Turkish armored car and there is no news anywhere except air. As well as about "the videoconferencing destroyed 47 Turkish military in the same building with the militants." Stop publishing fakes and fooling people
      1. NDR-791
        NDR-791 5 March 2021 08: 41
        -1
        Quote: Quadro
        Again this jaundiced airplane.

        To be more precise, it's zhovto-blakitny. They don't have such pearls.
      2. Graz
        Graz 5 March 2021 09: 18
        +2
        Well, I saw a photo with a Turkish armored car, which is being driven across Russia, six months ago, so that was the case
  7. Soveticos
    Soveticos 5 March 2021 07: 48
    -1
    May God forgive their sins and may they rest in peace. They did not die in war, only flawed people can gloat about this, and God is their judge ..
    1. Quadro
      Quadro 5 March 2021 08: 36
      +2
      Well, yes, you think our helicopter was shot down on their orders. Only the flawed grieve for the soldiers of the alleged enemy country.
      1. Soveticos
        Soveticos 5 March 2021 09: 30
        -1
        Nobody here grieves, you are confusing something. We are not at war with Turkey and I consider it normal to express condolences to their losses on their land and outside the zone of Russian interests. I perfectly understand your indignation, but the investigation is not over yet. And gloating and suspiciously looking everywhere for the supposed opponents, making the wrong conclusions in the opinion of some pseudo-historians, zhorns and iksperds is characteristic of a flawed person.
  8. Aviator_
    Aviator_ 5 March 2021 08: 03
    +3
    Is it really responsible for the death of our helicopter?
  9. aszzz888
    aszzz888 5 March 2021 08: 29
    +1
    Later, two of the wounded died, among them - the commander of the XNUMXth corps of the ground forces of Turkey, General Osman Erbash.
    Death - she chooses neither titles nor positions. And there is no gloating here. But most likely someone, or something, is involved in this incident. Time will tell.
  10. Konstantin Gogolev
    Konstantin Gogolev 5 March 2021 09: 17
    +2
    There is God in this world. Supreme justice ...
  11. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 5 March 2021 10: 29
    +6
    commander of the eighth corps of the ground forces of Turkey, General Osman Erbash
    I can assume that there is a holiday in Armenia on this occasion, while in Azerbaijan there is sorrow.
  12. Tank hard
    Tank hard 5 March 2021 10: 32
    +4
    As Polad Bulbul-oglu said there - "In war as in war"? request
  13. Storog dvornik
    Storog dvornik 5 March 2021 10: 43
    +1
    It’s somehow difficult for the Turks, after the Russian pilot was shot down in Syria, the Kurdistan Region fighters blew up a whole bus of Turkish flyers ...
    Smart would understand ...
    No, on November 9, 2020, a Russian side gets lost in Armenia, and almost four months later an elite general, with a group of officers, is crashed ...
    Interestingly, on the second attempt they will understand, or will they be stupid? ...
    1. Incvizitor
      Incvizitor 5 March 2021 14: 36
      +1
      The king does not care about these pawns, he dreams of a neo-Ottoman empire.
  14. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 5 March 2021 10: 50
    +1
    Accidentally, Reichsminister Avakov buys not such miraculous helicopters, for the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Potsguard Banderland?
    1. tech3030
      tech3030 5 March 2021 13: 03
      0
      Let them buy more!
  15. Prisoner
    Prisoner 5 March 2021 14: 13
    +3
    Condolences to family and friends. And the turntable with the military? It's a matter of everyday life. Not the closest friends, we can still condole with you, if they come up with a new one. For people with a more subtle mental organization, I know, I know what is moral, etc. But at least honest. winked
  16. NF68
    NF68 5 March 2021 15: 46
    0
    Sorry. They also have families.