Seven dead as police plane crashes in TurkeyChristian Fernsby ▼ | July 16, 2020
A small plane belonging to Turkey’s police force has crashed into a mountain in eastern Turkey, killing seven officers on board, Turkey’s interior minister said Thursday.
Tragedy Police plane
The minister said the plane disappeared from the radar on its way back to an airport following a surveillance mission over Van and the neighboring province of Hakkari, which lies farther south and borders both Iran and Iraq.
The plane’s wreckage was found at around 3 a.m. (0000 GMT), he said.
All on board, including the two pilots, were members of the national police. The cause of the of crash was under investigation, Soylu said. ■