Antonov-26, illustrative photo by Fyodor Borisov/Transport-Photo Images
Russia’s Antonov-26 military transport plane crashed in Syria on Tuesday.
“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,” state-run news agency TASS quotes Russia’s Defense Ministry.
According to preliminary data, a technical problem could have been the cause of the crash, the ministry stresses. At the same time, all possible versions of the accident will be considered.