Tragedy Strikes: Helicopter Crash Claims Lives of Two Police Officers in Gaziantep

In a devastating incident, two police officers lost their lives when their helicopter crashed in Gaziantep province, while returning from a mission in Hatay city. The tragic accident occurred on February 3, when authorities lost contact with the aircraft carrying Pilot Police Chief Cemil Gülen, Contract Pilot Levent Öztürk, and a technician.

Upon receiving reports from the residents of Kartal village in Gaziantep’s Nurdağı district, security forces rushed to the scene and discovered the wreckage of the helicopter, approximately 6 kilometers away from the village. Tragically, both pilots did not survive the crash, while the technician sustained injuries and was immediately transferred to Gaziantep City Hospital for medical treatment.

As the investigation into the incident began, a large number of police, gendarmerie, and search and rescue units were dispatched to the area. Expert teams initiated their inquiry to determine the cause of the accident, while the gendarmerie established a security perimeter around the crash site.

The news of this heartbreaking incident spread rapidly, prompting various government officials to express their condolences. Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca, Justice Minister Yılmaz Tunç, and Labor and Social Security Minister Vedat Işıkhan took to social media to share their sympathies for the police officers and their families.

This unfortunate event serves as a reminder of the risks and sacrifices that law enforcement officers face every day in their pursuit of maintaining peace and safety. The loss of these brave individuals is deeply felt within the community, highlighting the importance of honoring and supporting the dedicated men and women who selflessly serve and protect us.

In a devastating incident, two police officers lost their lives when their helicopter crashed in Gaziantep province, while returning from a mission in Hatay city. The tragic accident occurred on February 3, when authorities lost contact with the aircraft carrying Pilot Police Chief Cemil Gülen, Contract Pilot Levent Öztürk, and a technician.

Upon receiving reports from the residents of Kartal village in Gaziantep’s Nurdağı district, security forces rushed to the scene and discovered the wreckage of the helicopter, approximately 6 kilometers away from the village. Tragically, both pilots did not survive the crash, while the technician sustained injuries and was immediately transferred to Gaziantep City Hospital for medical treatment.

As the investigation into the incident began, a large number of police, gendarmerie, and search and rescue units were dispatched to the area. Expert teams initiated their inquiry to determine the cause of the accident, while the gendarmerie established a security perimeter around the crash site.

The news of this heartbreaking incident spread rapidly, prompting various government officials to express their condolences. Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca, Justice Minister Yılmaz Tunç, and Labor and Social Security Minister Vedat Işıkhan took to social media to share their sympathies for the police officers and their families.

This unfortunate event serves as a reminder of the risks and sacrifices that law enforcement officers face every day in their pursuit of maintaining peace and safety. The loss of these brave individuals is deeply felt within the community, highlighting the importance of honoring and supporting the dedicated men and women who selflessly serve and protect us.