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Russian Antonov An-26 Crashed Near Hmeimim Base In Syria, 32 Dead


A Russian military plane has crashed in Syria killing 26 passengers and six crew members.  The transport plane came down 1,600ft from the runway at the Khmeimim air base, near the Syrian city of Latakia, the Russian Defence Ministry said.  Initial indications that a technical fault caused the crash and that it had not come under fire    A statement issued by the ministry said: 'Around 3pm, a Russian An-26 transport aircraft crashed while coming in for landing at the Khmeimim airbase. All those on board died.'  The plane crashed down 1,600ft from the landing strip, it said, and had not come under fire. Source



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