LATAKIA (QHA) -

Turkish military confirmed that a Turkish F-16 aircraft downed a military aircraft after it had violated the Turkish airspace, reports Tsenzor.NET.

The plane crashed in the Syrian province of Latakia. According to unofficial data, the Su-24 was a Russian plane. The two pilots ejected.

However, the Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation confirmed the aircraft crashed in Syria.

- The aircraft was flying at altitude of 6 000m. The pilots’ fate is not specified. According to preliminary data, the two pilots managed to eject. At the moment, the circumstances of the Russian plane jet are under investigation. Throughout its flight, the aircraft remained exclusively above Syrian territory. The objective monitoring data shows it, according to the Ministry.

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