On Tuesday, October 10, a Russian Su-24 front-line bomber crashed during take-off from the air base Khmeimim in Syria. The incident was reported by Russian BBC service with reference to the military department of Russia.
After the take-off, the aircraft rolled out of the runway and collapsed. Both pilots were killed before they could be ejected. The alleged cause of the incident was the aircraft’s malfunction.
In November 2015, Russia lost another Su-24 bomber, which was shot down by the Turkish F-16 fighter after a violation of Turkish airspace.
In April 2016, a Russian Mi-28N Nochnoj Okhotnik (Night Hunter) military helicopter crashed in Syria. Both pilots were killed.
In November 2016, the Russian MiG-29K fighter crashed in the Mediterranean soon after take-off from the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier off the coast of Syria.
In December 2016 in the Mediterranean during the landing on the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier crashed another Russian Su-33 fighter.
Karma, or “The Hand of God”
The world community and human rights organizations continue to blame Russia for bombing civilians and Syria’s infrastructure.
In September 2016, InformNapalm international intelligence community presented materials and infographics with the personal data of 116 officers of the Russian Air Force, who took part in the bombing of Syria. The publication received a great public response and was translated into 13 languages.
The cascade infographics was broken down into the blocks by aircraft types. The first unit included crew members of the Su-24 front-line bombers.
In turn, the Russian media called “secret” and “dangerous” the information collected by the volunteers.