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Two Russian Pilots Died after a Helicopter Crashed in Eastern Syria

09 May 2018

Killed two pilots of the aircraft.

In another jolt to Russian forces in Syria, a Ka-52 helicopter has been crashed, while it was on a routine flight in eastern Syria on Monday killing both the pilots.

The Ministry release added that a search and rescue team has taken the bodies of the deceased to the home airfield.

The Ka-52 Alligator helicopter which the pilots were flying is created to conduct reconnaissance flights and anti-ground missions, and they carry weapons.

According to the preliminary data, the crash was caused by a technical malfunction, the Russian military said.

Ka-52 attack helicopters, also known as "Alligators", have been used by Russian troops in Syria since 2016, providing close air support during various operations.

On May 3, a Russian Su-30SM fighter jet crashed over the Mediterranean Sea while moving upwards after the takeoff from the Hemymim airbase.

Russian Federation is using its military role in Syria to bolster its naval presence in the eastern Mediterranean region, making the region "very crowded".

Two Russian Pilots Died after a Helicopter Crashed in Eastern Syria