On 8 July 2020, an S-70 type general purpose helicopter belonging to the Gendarmerie General Command in Bingöl made an emergency landing due to the technical failure.
When we look at the images spread on social media, it is seen that the helicopter's pallets are broken, but the helicopter's body integrity is successfully maintained while landing in the forest and steep area.
The first official statement on the subject was made by the Bingöl Governorship through its official Twitter account.
In the statement made by the Governor of Bingöl, “Young district of Akpınar village of our province within the boundaries of Akpınar village on Wednesday, July 08, 2020, at 18.00, after receiving the teams in charge of the operation carried out by the Provincial Gendarmerie Command, due to the technical failure that occurred in the general purpose helicopter belonging to the Tunceli Gendarmerie District Command. compulsory landing was made to the field. ” expressions were included.
The governor's office stated that no casualties and injuries occurred in a total of 7 personnel, 3 of which were in the helicopter, and 10 of them were crew members.
Upon the accident, information was shared about the 5 Gendarmerie Special Operations (JÖH) teams affiliated to the Bingöl Provincial Gendarmerie Command.