6 Mar 2018 19:11

Bad weather unlikely to have caused crash of Russian aircraft An-26 in Syria - source

MOSCOW. March 6 (Interfax) - The Antonov An-26 aircraft, which crashed in Syria, was flying from an airfield near Aleppo in normal weather conditions, sources in the aviation circles told Interfax on Tuesday.

"It was a domestic flight," a source said.

"The flight was taking place in normal weather. Nebulosity was low throughout the flight," another source said.

Early reports suggest that 32 people had been killed in the crash of Russia's An-26 transport aircraft at Hmeimim airbase in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.