Flood rescue efforts bring Turkish choppers on improvised landing pads

Jul 23 2013 - 1 Comment

On Jul. 19, heavy flood and landslides in Turkey’s southern Hatay city caused 5 dead and 12 wounded.

Turkish chopper 3

The collapse of a bridge over the local highway closed the area by land transport.

Hatay'daki sel felaketi

As a consequence, the Turkish Ministry of Defense dispatched a Cougar and a Sikorsky S-70 helicopter from Incirlik Air Base to the region, to provide search and rescue and medical evacuation missions.

Image credit: Turkish MoD

H/T to Arda Mevlutoglu for the heads-up

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  • IronButterfly

    I believe that this city is also the city that was once called Antioch during New Testament times. The city that the apostle Paul was based out of for his missionary journeys.