32 killed as Russian plane crashes in Syria

Shobhit Kalra

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Published on 6 March 2018 3:03 PM GMT

32 killed as Russian plane crashes in Syria
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Moscow: A Russian transport plane carrying 32 people crashed on Tuesday while trying to land at an airbase in Syria, killing everyone onboard, the Defence Ministry announced.

The plane was attempting to land at the Hmeimim airbase in western Syria and the Ministry insisted it was not shot down, Efe news agency reported.

On board were 26 passengers and six crew members.

In a statement, the Ministry said preliminary data suggested that the accident could have been caused by technical failure.

An investigation has been launched into the incident, the Ministry added.

IANS

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit Kalra

Writer has 10 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Chief Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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