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5 killed in firefigthing helicopter crash

09 August 2012 19:01 (Last updated 09 August 2012 21:58)

The helicopter crashed while trying to put out a forest fire near Koycegiz town.

MUGLA

Death toll from a firefigthing helicopter crash in Turkey's southwestern province of Mugla rose to five. 
The helicopter crashed while trying to put out a forest fire near Koycegiz town. 
One Turkish and two Russian pilots, a Turkish forestry official and a Russian technician was on board the helicopter which officials said was leased from a private company, and it was deployed from Fethiye.
The Turkish pilot of the helicopter, identified as Atif Atesok, survived a 2006 crash along with four crew members when his firefighting chopper plunged into a lake near the Kas town of Mugla.

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