Russian jet crashes in Syria, crew killed
“The Su-24 plane rolled off the runway and broke up while accelerating for takeoff… The plane’s crew did not have time to eject and died,” the spokesman said.
He did not clarify how many people died, but the Su-24 usually has a crew of two.
“According to a report from the scene of the accident, the reason could be a technical failure,” he added.
On Tuesday, the defence ministry said Russian planes are currently carrying out 150 strikes per day in eastern Syria against Daesh militants.
The latest casualties put the toll of Russian servicemen officially reported killed in Syria at 37.