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Accident description
Last updated: 16 March 2018
Date:Tuesday 6 March 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26
Operator:Russian Air Force
Registration: RF-92955/52
C/n / msn: 10107
First flight: 1980
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 33 / Occupants: 33
Total:Fatalities: 39 / Occupants: 39
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:0,5 km (0.3 mls) from Latakia-Khmeimim Air Base (LTK) (   Syria)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Kuweires Air Base, Syria
Destination airport:Latakia-Khmeimim Air Base (LTK/OSLK), Syria
A Russian Antonov An-26 transport plane crashed in Syria, killing all on board.
The airplane hit the ground some 500 meters from the runway. It did not come under fire before the incident, the Russian military said.



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Kuweires Air Base to Latakia-Khmeimim Air Base as the crow flies is 170 km (106 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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