Russian helicopter crashed in Eastern Syria kills two – Defence Ministry

A Russian Ka-52 attack chopper crashed Monday during a flight over eastern Syria as a result of a presumed technical malfunction, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

The Russian Ka-52 helicopter crashed when carrying out a planned flight over the eastern regions of the Syrian Arab Republic.

The Russian Ka-52 helicopter crashed when carrying out a planned flight over the eastern regions of the Syrian Arab Republic.

Both pilots aboard the aircraft died as a result of the incident.

“When carrying out a planned flight over the eastern regions of the Syrian Arab Republic, the Russian Ka-52 helicopter crashed.

“Both pilots were killed,” the ministry revealed in a statement.

“The cause of the incident could be a technical malfunction,” the ministry added.

The bodies of the pilots were found by search and rescue crews and taken to their operating base.

The Ka-52 Alligator is an armed helicopter designed to conduct anti-ground missions and reconnaissance flights.

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