Turkish Military Plane Crash Claimed Three Lives
Three lives have been reportedly lost in a plane crash on Wednesday in southern Anatolia, Turkey.
The transport plane was owned by the Turkish military.
According to a statement by the Turkish army, the victims of the plane crash were all military personnel.
The statement also revealed that the plane was carrying two pilots and one technician when it crashed in the southern Isparta province.
In a condolence message by the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) to the relatives of the departed ones, “our heroic comrades” who were killed “as a result of a tragic accident.”
The cause of the crash was not ascertained immediately, but according to local governor, Sehmus Gunaydin, there was dense and thick fog in the area. In his words, “We are working to reach the wreck” of the plane.
Information gathered revealed that the transport plane had taken off from a base in the western Anatolian province of Eskisehir at 0803 GMT and communication was lost about 0950 GMT.
According to the army, Immediate search and rescue operation was launched.
It should be recalled that In December 2017, a Turkish fighter jet also crashed close to an airport in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir. However, the pilot was able to eject from the plane without injury.