Russian firefighting plane crashes in Turkey, everyone on board killed (VIDEOS)

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A Beriev Be-200 amphibious firefighting plane has crashed into a mountain during wildfire-extinguishing efforts in Turkey. Everyone on board – the Russian pilots and Turkish officials – has been killed.

The firefighting plane crashed into the mountain in Turkey’s southern region of Marash on Saturday. According to Russia’s Defense Ministry, the plane had five Russian servicemen and three Turkish officials on board.

Footage circulating online shows a plume of black smoke emitting from the crash site.

The Russian plane had only been in service for oneFB IMG 1628983514305 year.