BREAKING A helicopter crashs after hitting tower at Istanbul

A around 1120 local time, a helicopter crashed into after hitting Beylikdüzü tower at Istanbul known as television tower.

A number of ambulances and firefighters were immediately dispatched to the scene.

Istanbul was in a thick fog this morning.

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  • UPDATE 0921 UTC Five killed in helicopter crash (source: Local mayor)
  • UPDATE 0910 UTC There were seven people on board, including two pilots, four foreigners and one Turkish national on the Sikorsky S-76 model helicopter that belonged to a private company, Doğan News Agency reported.