The base Hamim lost plane Il-20 HQs in the attack by Israeli aircraft
MOSCOW, 18 Sep — RIA Novosti. Hamim air base in Syria on the evening of September 17 lost communication with the crew of Russian Il-20 aircraft, according to the Ministry of defense.
“The seventeenth of September, about 23.00 GMT, when returned to the base Hamim above the waters of the Mediterranean sea, 35 kilometers off the coast of Syria has lost communication with the crew of Russian Il-20 aircraft”, — stated in the message.
Adds that Il-20 was gone from the radar control of aircraft during the attack, four Israeli F-16 aircraft on the Syrian objects in the province of Latakia. In addition, at the same time, the Russian radar control of the airspace were recorded to launch missiles were in the area of French frigate “the Auvergne” (“Auvergne”).
According to the Russian military establishment, on Board the Il-20 were 14 soldiers, their fate is still unknown.
The command of the Russian air base Hamim organized a search and rescue operation.