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Last updated: 20 November 2018
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Date:Monday 17 September 2018
Time:22:07
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-20M
Operator:Russian Air Force
Registration: RF-93610
C/n / msn: 173011504
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:35 km (21.9 mls) W off Latakia-Khmeimim Air Base (LTK) (   Syria)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Latakia-Khmeimim Air Base (LTK/OSLK), Syria
Destination airport:Latakia-Khmeimim Air Base (LTK/OSLK), Syria
Narrative:
An Ilyushin Il-20M reconnaissance aircraft of the Russian Air Force crashed into the sea off Latakia-Khmeimim Air Base, Syria, after being hit by a missile.
The aircraft had departed Khmeimim Air Base at 20:31. At 22:07, while turning towards the air base over the Mediterranean Sea, it was shot down by Syrian ground forces using an S-200 surface-to-air missile system.
According to Russian official, about the same time four Israeli F-16 jets were in the same area, targeting Latakia.

Sources:
» RIA


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