Source Pravda.Ru

Helicopter with Russian citizens on board crashes in Istanbul, five killed

A Sikorsky S-76 helicopter crashed in Istanbul, Turkey. The helicopter with eight people on board (two pilots and five passengers) struck a television mast in foggy air. Four of the passengers were Russian citizens. 

According to Turkish NTV television channel and the Daily Sabah publication, the helicopter belonged to Turkish construction group Eczacıbaşı. The passengers on board were company executives and their foreign guests.

According to The Associated Press, at least five people were killed in the crash. 

The tragedy took place at 11.20 Moscow time, about five minutes after takeoff. Most likely, the helicopter struck a defunct television mast.

"I saw five bodies on the site of the crash. It was not a fire helicopter, as it was previously reported - it was a private helicopter," the head of the municipality of Büyükçekme, Hassan Akgun said. 

The Russian Embassy in Turkey has already started working with the police, doctors and rescuers of Istanbul.


Read article on the Russian version of Pravda.Ru

The aggravation of the relationship between Russia and the USA that started unfolding during the presidency of Barack Obama has evolved into a real war during the arrival of Donald Trump. The United States has conducted a series of powerful attacks on Russia in the economic field. However, it is the EU that poses the biggest threat for the US

USA will perish if China turns to European Union

Modern European monarchy is, perhaps, one of the most discussed topics in relation to Europe. Some are happy about the cultivated tradition and strongly support the monarchy in the EU, while some are very unhappy with the ruling family and call it a sham. The latter are largely right as the monarchs have forgotten about their responsibilities

Who needs modern monarchs?

The World Health Organization has issued an alert that Bubonic and Pneumonic Plague are back, ravaging Madagascar since August this year, causing panic in the heavily populated coastal cities. In total there have been 131 cases and 24 deaths. Despite this, the WHO as usual has advised against any travel or trade restrictions.

The Black Death is back