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Russian transport plane crashes in Syria killing all 32 onboard

REUTERS
Published : Mar 6, 2018, 7:35 pm IST
Updated : Mar 6, 2018, 7:39 pm IST

Initial information suggested the crash may have been caused by a technical fault.

The ministry was cited as saying that the transport plane crashed at Russia’s Hmeymim air base in Latakia Province. (Photo: AFP/File)
 The ministry was cited as saying that the transport plane crashed at Russia’s Hmeymim air base in Latakia Province. (Photo: AFP/File)

Moscow: A Russian transport plane crashed in Syria on Tuesday, killing all 32 people on board, Russian news agencies cited the Russian Defence Ministry as saying.

The ministry was cited as saying that the transport plane crashed at Russia’s Hmeymim air base in Latakia Province and that initial information suggested the crash may have been caused by a technical fault.

It was quoted as saying that 26 passengers and six crew members were on board.

Tags: accident, russian flight accident
Location: Russian Federation, Moscow (City), Moscow