An investigation into the causes of the crash of the Be-200 aircraft is being conducted in Turkey; identification procedures are underway, technical examinations have been appointed, the Turkish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry said in a statement on Saturday.
“Currently, forensic identification procedures are being carried out. Technical expertise and legal research are continuing,” the ministry said in a statement.
Earlier on Saturday, the Russian Defense Ministry reported that a Russian Be-200 plane crashed near the city of Adana at about 15.00 during landing after completing a task to extinguish fires in Turkey. It was noted that there were five Russian servicemen and three representatives of Turkey on board who pointed out the fires to the crew; all of them were killed. A commission of the Russian Defense Ministry, as well as representatives of the Russian Embassy in Ankara, was sent to the crash site to find out the causes of the tragedy.