Russian Bomber Skids Off Runway in Syria, Killing Crew

Russian Su-24 plane

Russian Su-24 plane

The accident occurred at the Hmeymim air base, in the Latakia Governorate, when the aircraft was accelerating before takeoff.

No damage on the ground was reported.

A Russian fighter-bomber skidded off the runway in Syria, killing its crew, the Interfax news agency reported Tuesday, citing the Defense Ministry.

A possible cause of the incident, the defense Ministry called the fault plane.

Vladimir Putin's forces have staged air strikes in Syria in support of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad since 2015. All 92 passengers and crew aboard died.

Russian Federation lost two other planes - a Sukhoi-33 and a MiG-29 - off the coast of Syria past year.

After the dispersal of the aircraft went beyond the runway and crashed. Both pilots were killed.

Last week, a Russian Mi-28 helicopter made an emergency landing because of a technical problem in the province of Hama. Three crew members and two officers are killed, according to Russia's Ministry of Defence.

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