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Date:10-MAR-2017
Time:11:21
Type:Silhouette image of generic S76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky S-76C++
Owner/operator:Swan Aviation
Registration: TC-HEZ
C/n / msn: 760717
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Büyükçekmece district, Istanbul -   Turkey
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Istanbul-Atatürk Airport (IST)
Destination airport:Bozuyuk facilities
Narrative:
A Sikorsky S-76C++ helicopter, TC-HEZ, impacted terrain and broke up at the side of the D-100/E5 highway in the Büyükçekmece district, Istanbul, Turkey.
The helicopter had departed Istanbul-Atatürk Airport at 11:15, six minutes before the accident.
According to the local press and photos, the helicopter hit the Endem TV Tower in Buyukcekmece. The fog or low cloud base could be a factor in the accident.

The helicopter was carying two pilots, one Turkish businessman of Eczacibasi group and four Russian guests of the company for a meeting at Bozuyuk facilities scheduled at noon.

Sources:

https://www.dailysabah.com/turkey/2017/03/10/at-least-5-killed-in-helicopter-accident-in-istanbul
http://www.yenisafak.com/en/news/helicopter-crashes-in-istanbul-2626248
http://www.goklerdeyiz.net/son-dakika-istanbul-beylikduzunde-helikopter-dustu/
http://www.milliyet.com.tr/son-dakika-istanbul-da-helikopter--gundem-2411023/
http://www.swanjetaviation.com/tr/filo.asp?ID=7
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/helicopter-crashes-outskirts-istanbul-46036598

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Images:





Photo (c) Jan Makkus 30 September 2010 at Istanbul-Ataturk

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Mar-2017 09:14 gerard57 Added
10-Mar-2017 09:18 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source]
10-Mar-2017 09:21 harro Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Mar-2017 09:32 harro Updated [Nature, Embed code]
10-Mar-2017 10:25 Anon. Updated [Destination airport, Embed code, Narrative]
10-Mar-2017 11:56 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code, Photo, ]
10-Mar-2017 12:17 Iceman 29 Updated [Photo, ]
10-Mar-2017 15:04 Iceman 29 Updated [Total fatalities, Source]
10-Mar-2017 15:12 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
10-Mar-2017 23:43 Iceman 29 Updated [Narrative, Photo, ]
07-Jan-2018 15:03 harro Updated [Photo, ]

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