May 7, 2018 / 9:35 PM / 4 months ago

Russian pilots die in military helicopter crash in Syria - agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Two pilots were killed when a Russian military Ka-52 helicopter crashed in eastern Syria, news agencies reported on Monday citing Russia’s defence ministry.

“A Russian military helicopter has crashed while carrying out a planned flight over the eastern regions of Syrian Arab Republic,” TASS news agency reported, citing a statement by the defence ministry.

On May 3, a Russian Su-30SM fighter jet crashed in Syria shortly after take-off, killing both of its crew members.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin

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