A group of Russians crashed in Istanbul


Группа россиян разбилась в Стамбуле Local media reported that Turkey had fallen helicopter, which was carrying seven people. According to preliminary data, five of them died. In connection with the crash of the aircraft under investigation. Users of social networks condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the disaster.

      Группа россиян разбилась в Стамбуле

      Turkish media reported about the tragedy that occurred on Friday, March 10. Istanbul helicopter Sikorsky S-76 owned by the Eczacibasi group of companies. The fall of an aircraft became the reason of a strong fire on the highway in Beylikduzu. On the scene promptly arrived the fire brigade.

      Media reported that only in the helicopter were seven people, including two pilots. Among the passengers were company executives and their guests from abroad. Sikorsky S-76 went on one of the objects of the holding, located in the Turkish province of Bilecik. The tragedy occurred at eleven o’clock twenty minutes on Moscow time, about five minutes after takeoff.

      According to journalists on Board the helicopter were four Russians – Alexander Vanin, Igor Kochergin, Lyudmila Churov and Elena Badria. The number of victims of wreck of the aircraft has also been found Salim Ozen, CEO of VitrA – Russian subsidiary of Turkish holding.

      Many believe that the cause of the fall aerial vehicles have bad weather. At the time of the disaster in Istanbul there was a strong fog, so the pilot could not see the obstruction on the way. According to correspondents, the helicopter fell to the road after crashed into a broken television mast.

      Users of social networking condolences to the relatives of victims of a helicopter crash. “Sorry”, “Horror”, “Grieve”, “Sad news”, “Eternal memory to the dead,” “Disaster,” write the concerned people on the Internet.

      The correspondents also reported that investigation of the incident. By the way, first the media reported that the crashed fire. However, after some time, this information was not confirmed. It was denied by the head of administration of the district of Buyukcekmece Hasan Akgun. “According to preliminary data, the found five bodies. the Helicopter fell right on the highway, at that moment, on the road no cars. The mist is strong, absolutely nothing is visible”, – quotes the man local channel NTV.

      The Eczacibasi group of companies was founded in 1942. She is known in the field of construction and pharmaceuticals. It is composed of 49 enterprises, which employ more than 13 thousand people. In Russia, there are two plant large organizations, they are engaged in the production of sanitary ware and ceramic tiles. In 2015, the total turnover of the holding reached 2.2 billion dollars.