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11-Feb-19 Bell UH-1 Çekmeköy, Turkey (4F)

Helicopter crashed into a residential area, and is the second fatal UH-1 accident in the Istanbul metropolis in three months – the other one was on 26th November 2018 at Sancaktepe.

The Turkish defence ministry named the four fatalities in their tweet as  Pilot Captain Umit Ozer, Captain Semih Ozcan, Petty Officer Sergeant Ilyas Kaya and NCO Officer Yakup Avsar

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26-Nov-18 Bell UH-1 Sancaktepe, Turkey (4F)

A Turkish military UH-1 has crashed in the Sancaktepe district of Istanbul, with four fatalities and a fifth person with serious injuries

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31-May-17 Airbus AS532 Uludere, Turkey (13F)

Crashed after hitting high voltage wires shortly after take-off (one report says three minutes after take off).  All 13 POB deceased.  DHA news agency is reported as saying the helicopter was carrying a delegation, headed by a major-general, which was inspecting the Senoba region.

All 13 POB deceased, named as 23rd Border Division Command Major General Aydoğan Aydın, Colonel Oğuzhan Küçükdemir, Colonel Gökhan Peker, Colonel Songül Yakut, Major Koray Onay, Captain İlker Acar, Captain Nuri Şener, Pilot Captain Serhat Sığınak , Pilot Lieutenant Alldmüttalip Kesikbaş, Chief Sergeant Mehmet Erdogan, Technical Sergeant Fevzi Kıral, Sergeant Zeki Koç, and Infantry Specialist Sergeant Hakan İncekal

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12-Oct-14 Sikorsky SH-60 Kartepe, Turkey (4F)

Turkish Navy Black Hawk had controlled flight into terrain in poor weather.  All 4 POB killed

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17-Dec-13 Sikorsky UH-60 Gölbaşı, Turkey (4F)

Hit high voltage line and crashed on post-maintenance test flight accident, killing all four on board.  The identities of the fatalities were given as as Pilot Major Ahmet Duman, Lt. Pilot Emre Acar, and aircraft technicians and first sergeants Erdinç Salkım and Hüseyin Ulucan

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03-Aug-13 Bell UH-1 Izmir, Turkey

Emergency landing at Izmir Ataturk Stadium after suspected engine problems

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10-Nov-12 Sikorsky S70 Bilgili, Turkey (17F)

Controlled flight into terrain in poor visibility.  All 17 aboard killed

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09-Aug-12 RA-31596 Kamov Ka32 Koycegiz, Turkey (5F)

Firefighting helicopter impacted terrain, killing 5 including three Russian citizens named as Alexander Gavrilov, Nikolai Atepalikhin and Sergey Khorokhorin

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22-Jul-12 Sikorsky UH-60 Daglica, Turkey (4F)

UH=-60 of Turkey’s paramilitary police crashed in Kurdish border region killing 4.  A further 8 survived (other reports differ on number of survivors).  One reported said it lost power while landing

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16-May-12 G-CCWJ Robinson R44 Nallihan, Turkey

Very heavy landing which caused the main blades to snap 30cm from the root.  It would appear that rotor rpm decayed to the extent it fell vertically out of the sky.  Skids splayed out, mast damaged but tail boom appears unscathed

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03-Oct-11 Bell UH-1 Mardin province, Turkey

One serious and two minor injuries to the 3 POB

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20-May-11 Eurocopter SA318C Istanbul, Turkey (4F)

Four of five occupants killed when helicopter crashed into Istanbul Strait.  Pilot, and commander of the Police Aviation Unit, Kemal Ozdemir survived the accident by swimming to safety.  Other passengers were Branch Director of Information Technology Ragip Ali Bilgen and his son, Marine, with a strong second pilot Murat Güçlü and Oray Sarıçay’ın who worked for the national airline THY.

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06-Apr-11 TC-HET Eurocopter EC155B1 Orhangazi, Turkey (1F)

EC155 came down in wooded area of a mountainous region.  Foggy conditions reported.  One fatality, two injured.  The three were Jesus Light,  Ahmet Deniz, and Hadji Ahmed Maples.

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10-Jan-11 Bell UH-1H Polatli, Turkey (5F)

Television stations cited the military as saying officials had reached the wreckage, but fog covered the area.  It was a Bell UH-1 on a night training mission

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10-Jun-10 (Serial TBA) Sikorsky UH-60 Tokat Province, Turkey (4F)

Local press reports seem undecided whether there were 3 or 4 or 5 fatalities

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04-Dec-09 (Serial TBA) UH-1 Samandira, Turkey

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06-Nov-09 (serial TBA) Bell AH-1 Siirt, Turkey

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15-Jul-09 Bell UH-1H Derekarabag, Bolvadin County, Turkey

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18-Jun-09 ER-KGA Kamov Ka32T Mugla Province, Turkey (2F)

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25-Mar-09 TC-HEK Bell B206L4 Haci Omerli, Turkey (6F)

A helicopter carrying Muhsin Yazicioglu, chairman of Turkey’s Grand Unity Party (BBP), crashed.  The Longranger was on its way from province of Kahramanmaras to the central province of Yozgat with five passengers and the pilot on board, according to the report.

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07-Mar-09 Bell AH-1 Buyukcaylak region of Pinarbasi town in Kayseri province, Turkey (2F)

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31-Jan-09 SP-HDV Eurocopter EC135T2 near Mudurnu, Turkey (2F)

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