Russian Antonov-26 transport plane crashed in Syria ! 32 Died
Russian Antonov-26 plane Crashed near Russian military’s Hmeimim Air Base in the Syrian province of Latakia resulted in killing of all 32 people aboard including 26 passengers and six crew members , he Russian Defense Ministry said.
According to the ministry, the aircraft crashed near Hmeimim air base at 3 pm on Tuesday when landing, hitting the ground 500 meters short of the runway.
According to the preliminary information, a technical malfunction led to the aircraft crash
This is not the first time that an An-26 has crashed in Syria. In January 2015, an aircraft operated by the Syrian armed forces crashed while landing at the besieged Abu al-Duhur military airport in the Idlib Governorate.
An-26 is a military transport aircraft, capable of carrying up to 38 people excluding the crew, and some 5500 kilograms in cargo.
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