Firefighting helicopter crashes in Turkey, two missing

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Two people aboard a Russian helicopter are missing after it crashed on Thursday April 18 while it was dipping water out of a lake in southwestern Turkey. Divers are searching for the missing Turkish pilot and a forest security officer, provincial governor Ahmet Alitiparmak said on Thursday. 

Three Russian technicians were rescued after the accident. The helicopter with the five-person crew was suppressing a forest fire in the southwestern province of Aydin. The cause of the crash is unknown.

Our condolences go out to the families and co-workers of the crew.