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Helicopter crashes into television tower in Istanbul: five dead

Witnesses describe the moment the aircraft with seven people on board hit the tower before "spinning" and "exploding like a bomb".

A helicopter has crashed into a television tower in Istanbul in dense fog, killing at least five people.

The Sikorsky S-76 aircraft, owned by private firm Eczacibasi, crashed shortly after take off from the city's Ataturk Airport.

Taxi driver Fikret Karatekin told broadcaster CNN Turk the helicopter struck the tower before crashing on a road.

"It hit the tower and crashed by spinning," he said.


http://news.sky.com/story/helicopter-crashes-into-television-tower-in-istanbul-10796479


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