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Russian airlifter crash in Syria claims 32

06 March 2018

A Russian transport aircraft crashed in Syria on 6 March with the loss of all 32 on board, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed.

The Antonov An-26 ‘Curl’ twin-engined turboprop came down while attempting to land at Humaymim air base on the Syrian coast, killing the 26 passengers and six crew members.

According to the Russian MoD, the incident was not caused by enemy action and a technical malfunction was to blame.

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