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Russian plane crashes at Russian base in Syria killing 32: agencies

Moscow (AFP) – A Russian transport plane crashed on landing at Russia’s Hmeimim airbase in Syria, killing all 32 on board, the defence ministry said in a statement carried by RIA Novosti.

There were 26 passengers and 6 crew, the ministry said. 

“The reason for the crash according to preliminary information could have been a technical fault,” the ministry added, saying the plane had not come under fire.

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