Black Hawk Down: Turkey loses another Black Hawk helicopter
Black Hawk Down: Turkey loses another Black Hawk helicopter –
(Jane’s Defence Weekly) – A Turkish Sikorsky S-70A Black Hawk helicopter crashed in northeast Turkey on 5 July killing seven and injuring eight others, according to a Turkish military statement.
The helicopter was carrying Turkish military personnel and relatives. Those killed include both military personnel and family members.
The cause of the crash in Giresun province has not been determined, according to the military. However, Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli ruled out an attack as the cause of the crash, instead linking it to possible bad weather or a technical failure.
Turkey is now believed to have lost 17 Black Hawks since 1993.