According to the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation, Syria was wrecked Russian transport aircraft an-26. On Board were 26 passengers and six crew members. Surviving no.
The plane was headed for the airbase «Hamim» in the vicinity of Latakia and did not reach 500 meters to the runway. The statement stressed that he is not subjected to fire exposure.
To investigate the circumstances of the crash Commission of inquiry. The Russian military does not rule out any of the possible versions, but the main is considered a technical fault.
An-26 military-transport modification of the passenger plane An-24. The aircraft, operation of which began in 1973, has a payload capacity of 5,500 kg and can carry up to 40 passengers. Its practical range is 1,100 kilometers.