the defense Ministry confirmed that on Board the crashed in Syria An-26 was a major-General. It is reported RIA Novosti.
the defense Ministry said that among the victims were 27 officers and warrant officers and contract servicemen, civilians were on Board. The names of the passengers of the fallen military Transporter were not disclosed.
Previously on March 6, the Telegram-channel project WarGonzo reported that the crashed An-26 was major General of the Armed forces of Russia Vladimir Eremeev, official confirmation of this information was not.
According to the military Department, military transport An-26 crashed in the Syrian province of Latakia on March 6 at approximately 15:00 Moscow time it reached about 500 meters to the runway at the Russian base Hamim. All on Board were 39 people.
On Board crashed in Syria, An-26, presumably, was major General of the Armed forces of Russia Vladimir Eremeev. It is reported by Telegram-channel project WarGonzo.
the Channel said the information has not been officially confirmed. On the death of major-General and reported by “Fontanka” with reference to own sources.
Previously, the defense Ministry of Russia said the number of people killed on 6 March in a plane crash in Syria. The Ministry said that on Board the An-26 were 39, not 32, as initially reported.
“According to specified data, on Board the transport plane An-26 that crashed during landing at the airfield Hamim, there were 33 passengers and six crew members. They are all members of the Armed forces of Russia”, — explained in the defense Ministry.
On Board the An-26 that crashed in Syria was found 39 and not 32 as previously reported. This was stated in Ministry of defense of Russia, reports “Interfax”.
“According to specified data, on Board the transport plane An-26 that crashed during landing at the airfield Hamim, there were 33 passengers and six crew members. They are all members of the Armed forces of Russia”, — said the Agency. All 39 people were killed.
the Cause of the crash of aircraft An-26 on the base Hamim in Syria could become a technical malfunction, said RIA Novosti the Ministry of defence.
the Accident occurred Tuesday, March 6, at approximately 15:00 Moscow time. The aircraft collided with the ground, it reached about 500 meters before the runway. “According to the report, the impact of fire on the An-26 was not”, — the Ministry added.
To determine the exact cause of the accident special Commission will be created.
Previously, reported that a transport plane crashed while landing. According to preliminary data, 32 persons were killed and 26 passengers and 6 crew members.
In the province of Latakia, where at landing at the airbase Hamim crashed Russian transport plane An-26, March 6, blowing a very strong wind. This is with reference to eyewitnesses reports Telegram-channel project WarGonzo.
According to them, when landing the plane behaved non-standard: he allegedly banked and landed “almost sideways”.
Other details about the incident have not yet been reported. All currently available information provided by the Ministry of defense of Russia.