In the South of Turkey crashed aircraft of the Syrian army
Air force Syria fell in the province of Hatay, said the Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim. Earlier media reported that the plane was shot down by the militant group “Ahrar al-sham”.
DAMASCUS, March 4 — RIA Novosti, Yevgeny Orel. The Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim confirmed that the aircraft Syrian air force crashed in the province of Hatay in southern Turkey, reports on Saturday channel Sky News Arabia.
According to some media reports, members of the radical group “Ahrar al-sham” claimed that he shot down a MiG-21 in North-West Syria; it was noted that the pilot of the Syrian air force after this incident, ejected and landed in Turkey.
“The military plane that crashed in the Turkish province of Hatay — Syria”, — quotes TV channel of a word of the head of the Turkish Cabinet.
In addition, citing several unnamed Turkish sources, he argues that a falling fighter jet belonged to the model of the MiG-23 and MiG-21, as stated earlier, the militants of the extremist organization “Ahrar al-sham”.
Operational review of the Syrian military or government on the question of RIA Novosti has not yet.
In turn, a military source confirmed the information portal “al-Masdar” that the Syrian air force really lost contact with one of its aircraft, which was flying at low altitude in the province of Idlib.
The source stressed that the MiG-21 was shot down by the insurgents, and the cause of the crash of the fighter was a technical problem — probably engine failure. It is also reported that the pilot managed to eject and land on the territory of the Turkish province of Hatay.