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.