Istanbul: Seven Turkish security personnel lost their lives when a reconnaissance plane crashed on a mountain in Turkey’s eastern Van province Thursday.
Suleyman Soylu, the Minister of Interior, said the plane crashed on a mountain at an altitude of 2,200 feet (670 metres). The dead included the two pilots, Anadolu quoted him as saying.
Accident investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash, NTV said.
Broadcaster NTV quoted Soylu as saying that the last contact from the plane was received at 10.32 pm (1932 GMT) on Wednesday. The plane disappeared from radar 13 minutes later.