Air Platforms

Russian Su-24 crashes in Syria

10 October 2017

A Russian Sukhoi Su-24 bomber crashed during take-off at Humaymim Air Base in Syria on 10 October, Russian news agencies cited the Ministry of Defence as saying.

The two crew members did not have time to eject and thus were killed. No casualties on the ground were reported.

The cause of the accident is presumed initially to be technical failure.

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