Moscow says it believes the crash was an accident.

The Russian military is calling the crash of an Antonov 26 (An-26) Russian transport plane into Syria a ‘technical error

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Israeli media reported it was alas just 500m short of the Syrian runway

A Russian military aircraft has crashed in Syria, killing all 32 people on board, according to Russian news agencies.

 

Twenty-six passengers and six crew were lost in the incident near Hmeymim air base in Latakia Province, according to the Interfax agency.

The Russian Defence ministry was cited saying that a technical problem was the likely cause of the crash.

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