A Russian Ka-52 attack helicopter crashed during a routine flight in eastern Syria, killing two pilots onboard, TASS reports Monday quoting a statement made by Russia’s Defence Ministry.
According to the report, the bodies of both pilots have already been found and delivered to the Khmeimim air base.
“Russian Ka-52 helicopter has crashed during a routine flight over eastern regions of the Syrian Arab Republic. Both pilots died,” the Ministry said.
According to the preliminary data, the crash was caused by a technical malfunction, the Russian military said.
The Ka-52 Alligator is an armed helicopter designed to conduct anti-ground missions and reconnaissance flights.