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Last updated: 20 April 2019
Datum:Montag 17 September 2018
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyuschin Il-20M
Fluggesellschaft:Russian Air Force
Kennzeichen: RF-93610
Werknummer: 173011504
Besatzung:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 15 / Insassen: 15
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:35 km (21.9 Meilen) W vom Land entfernt von Latakia-Khmeimim Air Base (LTK) (   Syrien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Latakia-Khmeimim Air Base (LTK/OSLK), Syrien
Flug nach:Latakia-Khmeimim Air Base (LTK/OSLK), Syrien
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.



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