Two pilots died in Russian helicopter accident in Syria

Two Russian pilots died in Syria after crashing the helicopter they were traveling in, the Russian Ministry of Defense said.

The accident of the Ka-52 attack helicopter occurred during a flight in eastern Syria, officials said Monday night. Preliminary information indicated that the incident was caused by technical problems.

The Ka-52 have a coaxial rotor system composed of two rotors located on the same axis but rotating in opposite directions.

This was the second lethal crash of the Russian aviation in Syria this month. Two pilots died on May 3 when their fighter plane, a Su-300, crashed into the Mediterranean Sea when taking altitude after taking off from the air base of Hemeimeem.

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