Thursday, June 1, 2017

13 soldiers killed after a Turkish military Eurocopter AS 532UL Cougar helicopter crashed and burned three minutes after takeoff from Sirnak. All on board were killed. The helicopter reportedly struck high voltage lines.









Date:31-MAY-2017
Time:20:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 532UL Cougar
Owner/operator:T├╝rk Kara Ordusu Havacili─či
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sirnak -   Turkey
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Sirnak
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A military Cougar helicopter crashed three minutes after takeoff from Sirnak. All on board were killed.
The helicopter reportedly struck high voltage lines.

Sources:

http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/son-dakika-sirnakta-bir-askeri-helikopterle-irtibat-kesildi-40476148
http://www.goklerdeyiz.net/son-dakika-sirnakta-helikopter-dustu/
https://www.haber3.com/guncel/sirnakta-bir-askeri-helikopterle-irtibat-kesildi-haberi-4626901
http://www.cnnturk.com/son-dakika-sirnak-senobada-askeri-helikopter-dustu
http://www.bagimsizhavacilar.com/tsknden-dusen-helikopter-aciklamasi-13-sehit/