Russian Be-200 firefighting aircraft crashes in Turkey

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  • 02:23 PM, August 14, 2021
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Russian Be-200 firefighting aircraft crashes in Turkey
Beriev Be-200 (image: Rostec)

A Be-200 amphibious fire-fighting aircraft with eight onboard, operated by the Russian defense ministry crashed while landing in Turkey, on Saturday.

"On August 14, 2021, at about 15.00 Moscow time, a Russian Be-200 plane crashed while landing after accomplishing the task of extinguishing wildfires in the Republic of Turkey firefighting near the city of Adana," the ministry said.

There were five Russian servicemen and three Turkish representatives, who were pointing out wildfire locations to the crew, aboard the aircraft.

A Russian Defense Ministry commission has been dispatched to the crash site to establish the causes of the tragedy.

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