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Turkish Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Cracked Windshield

Turkish Airlines flight TK-706 made an emergency landing in Trabzon, Turkey, on February 6th.

The Airbus A330-300 plane heading from Istanbul, Turkey, to Kabul, Afghanistan, was diverted due to a cracked windshield.

The plane landed safely. All two hundred and thirty-nine passengers and sixteen crew members remained unharmed.

25 Killed in Afghanistan Helicopter Crash

An Afghan army helicopter crashed in Farah Province, Afghanistan, on October 31st.

The incident happened when the aircraft was carrying twenty-five people from Anar Dara district of Farah Province to Herat province.

All occupants of the aircraft were killed in the crash. The deceased include the deputy corps commander of the western zone and local politicians.

Authorities believe the accident happened due to bad weather.

8 Killed after Afghan Military Helicopter Crashes in Baghlan Province

A military helicopter crashed in Dand-e-Ghori district of Baghlan province, Afghanistan, on October 9th.

The helicopter was supplying a military base when it caught fire and crashed.

There were eight people aboard at the time, including five crew members and three army soldiers; all of them were killed in the crash.

Afghan defense ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said the accident happened due to a technical issue.

5 Killed after NATO helicopter Crashes in Kabul

A helicopter crashed at NATO’s Resolute Support Mission headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, on October 11.

Authorities said the British Puma Mk 2 helicopter crashed while landing at the headquarters.

Five people were killed in the crash. The deceased include 2 U.S. service members, 2 British service members and a French civilian contractor. Their names have not yet been released.

The cause of crash is being investigated.

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