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Russian transport plane crashes in Syria

Society 06.03.2018 | 16:59
An-26 plane. Photo: TASS
An-26 plane. Photo: TASS

MOSCOW, March 6. (BelTA - TASS) - Technical fault may be the cause of the plane's crash at Russia's Hmeymim air base in Syria

Russia's Antonov-26 transport plane crashed in Syria on Tuesday as it was about to land killing 32 people, the Defense Ministry has said.

"On March 6, Russia's Antonov-26 transport plane crashed at about 15:00 Moscow time as it was about to land at Hmeymim airdrome. According to preliminary data, there were 26 passengers and six crew members on board. Nobody survived," the ministry's report states.

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