Russian military plane disappears over the Mediterranean Sea in Syria

Russian military plane disappears over the Mediterranean Sea in Syria

Aircraft disappeared from radar as it returned to base.At the same time, Israeli F-16 fighters were attacking targets in the Syrian Latakia province.

A Russian model Il-20 military aircraft carrying 14 agents aboard disappeared over the Mediterranean Sea, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.The plane disappeared from radar as Israeli F-16 fighters attacked targets in the Syrian province of Latakia.The fate of the Russian aircraft is unknown, a ministry official said, according to Russian news agency TASS."On September 17, around 11 pm Moscow time, the crew connection of the Russian aircraft Il-20 was lost over the Mediterranean Sea while the plane was returning to Khmeimim air base 35 kilometers off the coast. of Syria, "said the official.The command of Hmeymim's Russian air base began a search and rescue operation.According to Interfax news agency, sources revealed that the plane may have crashed in the Mediterranean as a result of an "unexpected critical incident" in the air.A US official, who spoke to Reuters on the condition that his name was not disclosed, said the US government believes that ...


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