Police helicopter crash in Turkey could be caused by weather conditions

Police helicopter crash in Turkey could be caused by weather conditions

A Turkish police helicopter crash in eastern Turkey could be caused by unfavourable weather conditions, the local governor’s office said.

The chopper, whose passengers included seven policemen, one judge and one non-commissioned officer, crashed at around 08:40 GMT in the eastern province of Tunceli, the governor’s office said in a statement. The other three people on board were crew members.

No signals were received from the Sikorsky helicopter approximately 10 minutes after it took off. It is believed to have crashed because of unfavourable weather conditions, according to the statement. Rescue teams have been dispatched to the scene, AFP reported.

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