update: Pilot ‘killed’ as Turkey shoots down Russian warplane on Syria border
Ankara: Turkey today shot down a military plane on the Syrian border, local media reported. A plane exploded in the air and the fireball fell on a Turkmen mountain on the Syrian side of the border. A Turkish government official told media that, “We are trying to identify the nationality of the plane.”
The pilots managed to eject from the downed jet, the ministry said, adding their fate is as yet unknown.