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Russian firefighting plane crashes in Turkey; 8 killed

  • Published at 03:08 pm August 14th, 2021
Russian Firefighting Plane Crash in Turkey
This videograb image shows a general view of the wreckage of a Russias Bombadier Be-200 aircraft at Kahramanmaras, southern Turkey on August 14, 2021 AFP

Moscow's defence ministry said five Russian servicemen and three Turkish nationals were killed in the crash

Russia on Saturday said all eight people onboard a Russian firefighting plane died when it crashed in Turkey during a firefighting mission. 

Moscow's defence ministry said five Russian servicemen and three Turkish nationals were killed in the crash, according to media reports. 

The Russian defence ministry earlier said the Be-200 plane went down around 1330 GMT with eight crew onboard. 

The plane crashed near the southern Turkish city of Adana, it said. 

Russian consular representatives and a defence ministry commission were on their way to the crash site. 

In July, Russia said it would send Be-200 planes to Turkey to help it fight spreading wildfires. 

Turkish state news agency Anadolu reported that rescuers had rushed to the scene with television footage showing a column of smoke rising from a mountainous zone. 

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