A Russian Defense Ministry’s Beriev BE-200 (reg. unknown) amphibious fire-fighting aircraft crashed while landing in Turkey, with eight people on board, the Defense Ministry told reporters on Saturday.
“On August 14, 2021, at about 15.00 Moscow time (14:00 CEST), a Russian Beriev Be-200 plane crashed while landing after accomplishing the task of extinguishing wildfires in the Republic of Turkey firefighting near the city of Adana,” the ministry said.
The Defense Ministry added that there were five Russian servicemen and three Turkish representatives, who were showing the locations of wildfires to the crew, aboard the aircraft.
According to some sources there are no survivors in the crash.