YEMEN Press Agency

Turkish helicopter falls into water reservoir in Izmir

WORLD, Sept. 17 (YPA) – A helicopter that was involved in extinguishing fires in the Turkish province of Izmir fell into a water reservoir, Turkish Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Ibrahim Yumakli said on Sunday, adding that one crew member was saved.

“After checking, it turned out that the helicopter crashed and fell into the Tahtali  water reservoir , from which it was extracting water to extinguish a forest fire in the Menderies area,” Yumakli  said on X, formerly known as twitter.

The Police, coast guard and disaster management departments  are involved in the search and rescue operation, the minister said, adding that one crew member was saved, with rescuers searching for three others.