32 killed in Russian plane crash

Moscow [Russia]: 32 people were killed after a Russian cargo plane crashed in Syria, the Russian defence ministry said on Tuesday.

Russia’s Antonov-26 transport plane crashed at about 3 pm (Moscow time) when it was about to land at the Khmeimim Air Base in the coastal city of Latakia, the defence ministry was quoted by TASS as saying.

According to preliminary data, there were 26 passengers and six crew members on board.

The defence ministry is investigating the cause of the crash, but according to sources, the crash might have happened due to a technical malfunction. (ANI)