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5 dead including Russians in Istanbul helicopter crash

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Author: AFPFri, 2017-03-10ID: 1489142165047662600
ISTANBUL: Five people were killed after a privately-owned helicopter carrying seven including four Russian passengers hit a television tower and crashed in Istanbul on Friday, state media reported.
Istanbul governor Vasip Sahin told state-run news agency Anadolu that five people were killed, as Turkish media speculated that foggy weather could be the cause.
There were two pilots and a Turkish passenger with the Russians on board the Sikorsky S-76 helicopter owned by Turkish conglomerate Eczacibasi, Dogan news agency said.
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