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Helicopter crashes in outskirts of Istanbul

  • Firefighters work on the site shortly after a helicopter with seven people inside was crashed in Istanbul's Buyukcekmece district, Friday, March 10, 2017. (Cem Bakırcı/Depo Photos via AP)

    Firefighters work on the site shortly after a helicopter with seven people inside was crashed in Istanbul's Buyukcekmece district, Friday, March 10, 2017. (Cem Bakırcı/Depo Photos via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Firefighters work on the site shortly after a helicopter with seven people inside was crashed in Istanbul's Buyukcekmece district, Friday, March 10, 2017. A helicopter crashed on a highway in the outskirts of Istanbul on Friday, after apparently hitting a television tower in dense fog, reports said. At least five people were killed, the governor said. (IHA via AP)

    Firefighters work on the site shortly after a helicopter with seven people inside was crashed in Istanbul's Buyukcekmece district, Friday, March 10, 2017. A helicopter crashed on a highway in the outskirts of Istanbul on Friday, after apparently hitting a television tower in dense fog, reports said. At least five people were killed, the governor said. (IHA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Firefighters work on the site shortly after a helicopter with seven people inside was crashed in Istanbul's Buyukcekmece district, Friday, March 10, 2017. A helicopter crashed on a highway in the outskirts of Istanbul on Friday, after apparently hitting a television tower in dense fog, reports said. At least five people were killed, the governor said. (IHA via AP)

    Firefighters work on the site shortly after a helicopter with seven people inside was crashed in Istanbul's Buyukcekmece district, Friday, March 10, 2017. A helicopter crashed on a highway in the outskirts of Istanbul on Friday, after apparently hitting a television tower in dense fog, reports said. At least five people were killed, the governor said. (IHA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Turkish media reports say a helicopter has crashed in a residential area on the outskirts of Istanbul. Ambulances and fire teams have been sent to the area.

The private Dogan news agency says the fire-fighting helicopter crashed Friday in Istanbul's Buyukcekmece district.

There was no immediate word on any casualties.

The cause of the crash was not known.