All people on board of the aircraft, including 26 passengers and six crew members died in the incident, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
A Russian An-26 plane crashed near Syrian Hmeimim air base at 3 pm on Tuesday when landing, according to the ministry of defense. The plane hit the ground 500 meters short of the runway.
A technical malfunction was behind the crash, the ministry added, adding that the aircraft was not attacked.
An investigation into the incident is underway.
All people on board the aircraft, including 26 passengers and six crew members, died in the incident, the Russian defense ministry said.
An-26 is a military transport aircraft, capable of carrying up to 38 people excluding the crew, and some 5500 kilograms in cargo.