BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – A Syrian military chopper exploded last night during a routine take off from the Hama Airport, the Ministry of Defense reported this morning.
According to reports, the military chopper exploded as a result of a technical error; this resulted in the death of the three crewmen on board.
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Last night’s incident is the first helicopter explosion as a result of a technical error this year.
Syrian military choppers routinely take off from the Hama Airport each day; however, it is rare for something like this to occur.