A Mi-24 multipurpose attack helicopter crashed in the Syrian province of Homs during a routine flight. The pilot on board died from his injuries. According to the Syrian Observer, the Russian military identified the cause of the incident as a technical malfunction of the combat rotorcraft.
It is known that the helicopter belonged to the Syrian army. The number of people on board the aircraft is not specified – it is only said about the death of the pilot Mohamad Taher Nadim Abdullah. The pilot tried to land an out-of-control helicopter in the eastern part of Homs, but the aircraft collided with the ground and destroyed the helicopter.
The Mi-24 helicopters are actively used by the Syrian army to deliver operational strikes against in Idlib and in the desert regions of Syria, where members of the Islamic State terrorist group continue to take refuge.
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