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Motion on Russian military plane crush in Syria killing 39 people

The African National Congress moves without notice: That the House

1) notes that on Tuesday 6 March 2018, a Russian military cargo plane crashed near an air base in Syria, killing all 39 Russian servicemen on board;
2) understands that the plane crashed as it was preparing to land at Russia's Khmeimim air force base in Syria's Latakia province;
3) further understands that the Russian military blamed the crash on a technical error that resulted in the plane crashing on the ground some 500 meters from the runway;
4) acknowledge that all 26 passengers and the six crew members on board the Russian Antonov-26 were killed;
5) further acknowledges that the President of Russia has instructed the government to set up a special commission to investigate the plane crash; and
6) conveys its condolences to the government of Russia and families who lost their relatives in the crash.

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