12 killed in helicopter crash in eastern Turkey

Twelve people, including seven police officers, one judge, one soldier and three personnel were killed on April 18 when a police helicopter crashed in the eastern province of Tunceli, APA reported citing Hurriyet Daily News.

The Sikorsky S-70 Blackhawk type helicopter was carrying a judge, seven police officers, one sergeant and three crew members who were on duty on referendum day on April 16, the Tunceli Governor's Office said in a statement.

Judges Onur Alan, Ekrem Dereli, Sadettin Demir, CandaЕџ Kaplan, Mesut Özdemir and Ahmet Cihan Kilci, police officers Hasan YД±ldД±rД±m and Azam Gündede, pilot Abdullah Ortanca, technician Murat Ködük, and contractual pilot Dilaver KarsavuranoДџlu were reportedly on the helicopter.