Two pilots killed in Russian helicopter crash in Syria
MOSCOW – The Associated Press
Russia’s Defense Ministry said that one of its helicopters has crashed in Syria on May 7, killing both pilots.
The ministry said that the Ka-52 attack helicopter crashed on a flight in eastern Syria and that preliminary information indicated the crash was due to technical problems. It did not give further details.
The Ka-52 uses a coaxial rotor system - two rotors on the same axis but rotating in opposite directions.
It was the second fatal incident involving Russian military aircraft in Syria this month. An Su-300 fighter plane crashed into the Mediterranean Sea on May 3 while climbing after takeoff from the Hemeimeem air base, killing both pilots.