Russian pilots killed in military jet crash in Syria

03 May, 2018, 18:31 | Author: Orlando Hughes
  • A Russian fighter jet has crashed off the coast of Syria killing both pilots'after a bird strike

In Syria crashed Russian military aircraft, according to the special correspondent of Barzan Sadiq it happened near the village of Jableh, 18 km from Latakia, near the air base Hamim.

There is no evidence at the moment that the jet has been fired upon.

TV channel Al Mayadeen, the Syrian newspaper Enab Baladi and other outlets made the pictures public.

A Russian Su-30SM fighter aircraft has reportedly crashed into the Mediterranean sea soon after taking off from Khmeimim air based in Syria.

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Pilots "fought to take the aircraft under control till the last minute", according to Moscow defence officials.

The most recent acknowledged Russian military loss came when a transport plane crashed on landing at the Hmeimim airbase in March, killing all 39 people on board.

The Russian military said that "no fire effect on the plane" and, according to preliminary information, "the cause of the crash could be injected into the engine bird".

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