On Board of the aircraft An-26 there were 33 passengers and six crew members, said the defense Ministry.
On Board a Russian military transport plane An-26 that crashed in Syria has killed 39 people. All of them were Russian servicemen. This was announced by the Ministry of defence.
“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 the Russian Federation”, – stated in the defense Ministry, noting that all the people on Board the plane were killed.
Earlier it was reported 32 dead and 26 passengers and six crew members. The an-26 crashed at about 14:00 in Kiev. The aircraft collided with the ground, it reached about 500 meters to the runway. The cause of the crash, according to preliminary information, could be a technical fault.
Eyewitnesses said that the An-26 behaved unconventionally, and in the fall he broke off the wing.