Two Russian pilots killed in chopper crash in Syria

Moscow, April 12 (IANS) A Russian chopper crashed near the city of Homs in Syria, killing both pilots. The Russian defence ministry said the helicopter was “not shot down”, Sputnik News reported.

The crash of the Russian Aerospace Forces Mi-28H Havoc helicopter occurred at 22:29 GMT on Monday, the defence ministry press service reported Tuesday.

“Two crew members were killed. The bodies of the dead pilots were removed [from the crash site] during search and rescue operations, and are currently at the Hmeimim Airbase. According to a report from the crash site, the helicopter was not shot down,” the press service said in a statement.

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