Russian military plane crashes in Syria

BBC: A Russian military transport plane has crashed in Syria killing more than 30 people, the defence ministry says.
The An-26 plane crashed during landing at Hmeimim airbase, near the coastal city of Latakia, the ministry is quoted as saying by Russian media.
It says all 39 military personnel on board died, not 32 as earlier reported.
The plane was not fired upon, the ministry says, and preliminary data suggests a technical malfunction could have caused the crash.
An investigation is now under way. Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed condolences to the victims’ relatives.


The third fatal major crash in Q1 of 2018, with 175 lives lost so far. RIP to the unlucky 39 involved.

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Oh no not another aviation incident. ☹

2018 has been a bad year so far. Hopefully it gets better, but it’s only March.

It was so tempting to say something about his comment here but I will restrain myself…

Oh come on! 2018 is not looking bright on aviation!

That’s already 3 crashes this year! Its so sad…

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