Russian Ka-52 helicopter crashes in eastern Syria

Moscow, SANA- The Russian Defense Ministry announced that a Russian Ka-52 helicopter has crashed on Monday evening in eastern Syria and both of its pilots were killed.

Russia Today website quoted the Ministry as saying in a statement “A Russian Ka-52 helicopter has crashed during a routine flight over eastern regions of the Syrian Arab Republic. Both pilots were killed.”

The Ministry added that the remains of the pilots have been recovered by a search and rescue team and delivered to the base airfield.

According to preliminary data, the crash was caused by a machine malfunction, the Ministry stressed.

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