The trio of Turkish firefighters disappeared when their helicopter fell into a reservoir near Izmir.
Türkiye: three divers missing in helicopter accident
Three Turkish fire divers went missing on Sunday after their helicopter, which was collecting water to put out a forest fire, fell into a reservoir near the city of Izmir.
The helicopter was said to have had three Kyrgyz people and a Turk on board. One of the Kyrgyz was able to be rescued and hospitalized urgently, without immediate danger to his life.
Commenting on the situation and asking whether the other occupants could have survived the accident, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Ibrahim Yumakli said: “Rescuers spotted the debris of the plane, but visibility is very weak and they cannot see clearly at the moment.” .
Turkey, which has seen devastating wildfires in 2021, has increased its resources in the region over the past two years, purchasing new planes and helicopters and hiring more personnel.