Five Die in a Helicopter Crash in Turkey, RIA Novosti Reports

Five people, including three Russians, died in a firefighting helicopter crash in Turkey today, RIA Novosti reported.

The Russian Ka-32 helicopter was contracted to extinguish wildfires in Turkey and probably hit a mountain, RIA said, citing an unidentified official at the Moscow-based Federal Aviation Agency.

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