Russian jet with 14 servicemen aboard vanishes from radar off Syria
Damascus, Sep 18: A Russian Il-20 military aircraft with 14 servicemen on board has disappeared over the Mediterranean Sea.
The aircraft went off the radar on its way back to Khmeimim Air Base in Syria, the ministry said in a statement.
It said the aircraft disappeared from radar during an attack by four Israeli Air Force F-16 fighters on targets in Syrias Latakia province.
A brief statement from the Russian Ministry of Defence says the missing aircraft, described as an IL-20 surveillance aircraft carrying 14 crew, 'disappeared from radar' during the attack on Syrian and Iranian regime forces in the port city of Latakia.