7 dead including Russians in Istanbul helicopter crash

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7 dead including Russians in Istanbul helicopter crash

Seven people, including four Russian nationals visiting Turkey, were killed when a helicopter crashed in an Istanbul suburb on Friday.

The helicopter broke into pieces left scattered along the E-5 motorway, which was closed as firefighters cleared the burning wreckage, the Independent reported.

The Sikorsky S-76 helicopter had taken off from Istanbul's main Ataturk airport with seven people on board.

Video from a gas station's security camera showed the helicopter plunging behind a hill, followed by a ball of fire rising to the sky that quickly turned into black smoke.

A helicopter carrying high-level business executives crashed onto a Turkish highway on Friday.

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Turkish media speculated that foggy weather may have caused the crash. Its driver escaped unhurt but in shock, the agency said.

"It hit the tower and crashed by spinning", he said.

The tower, which is no longer used for transmitting television signals, has a restaurant at the top it.

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Eczacibasi Grup Bulent Eczacibasi confirmed that Salim Ozen, the CEO of the group's Russian branch, Vitra Russia, had been killed in the helicopter crash near Istanbul.

The Turkish national on board ran the company's operations in Russian Federation, he said.

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