2 pilots killed in Russian helicopter...

2 pilots killed in Russian helicopter crash in Syria

May 8, 2018 Read more: SFGate
MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's Defense Ministry says one of its helicopters has crashed in Syria, killing both pilots. The ministry said late Monday 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.

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