Russian Helicopter Crash in Eastern Syria Kills Two – Russian MoD

Russian Helicopter Crash in Eastern Syria Kills Two – Russian MoD
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Sputnik / Vitaliy AnkovMiddle East23:28 07.05.2018(updated 23:44 07.05.2018) Get short URL
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A Russian Ka-52 attack chopper crashed Monday during a flight over eastern Syria as a result of a presumed technical malfunction, according to the Russian Defense Ministry. Both pilots aboard the aircraft died as a result of the incident.

“When carrying out a planned flight over the eastern regions of the Syrian Arab Republic, the Russian Ka-52 helicopter crashed. Both pilots were killed,” the ministry revealed in a statement. 

The bodies of the pilots were found by search and rescue crews and taken to their operating base, the ministry said. 

The Ka-52 Alligator is an armed helicopter designed to conduct anti-ground missions and reconnaissance flights. 

“The cause of the incident could be a technical malfunction,” the ministry added. 

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