A greater disaster than the fall of the Russian « Ilyushin Il-20 » was avoided in Latakia. Reliable Sources leaked to some media that a bigger disaster was avoided than the downing of the Russian il-20 . The night of 17/09/18, during the tripartite (american, french, british) and Israeli agression, the Russian base of Hameimem in Latakia, was in full readiness for an important landing. A Russian military transport plane carrying about 150 passengers, was waiting for landing in the airbase.