Russia State of Art Ka-52 attack Helicopter crashed in Syria, Two pilots dead
A Russian state of art most advanced Ka-52 attack chopper crashed in Syria. The helicopter was on a Routine flight when crashed due to a technical malfunction. Both pilots aboard the aircraft died as a result of the incident.
According to Russia ministry of defense
“When carrying out a planned flight over the eastern regions of the Syrian Arab Republic, the Russian Ka-52 helicopter crashed. Both pilots were killed,”
“The cause of the incident could be a technical malfunction,”. The bodies of the pilots were found by search and rescue crews and taken to their operating base.
The crash may have been caused by a bird strike
It was the second time this week Russian pilots have lost their lives in crashes over Syria. On May 3, a Russian Su-30SM fighter jet crashed in Syria shortly after takeoff, killing both of its crew members.
The Ka-52 Alligator is a twin-seater next-generation reconnaissance and combat helicopter. Ka-52 is a twin-seat variant of the Ka-50 attack helicopter. The helicopter can operate in all weather.