Nobody survived: Russian military transport plane crashes in Syria

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.

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