According to middle East information media, 2nd pilot of the Russian su-24 that crashed near the Syrian-Turkish border, in good health. He was found by soldiers of the Syrian army and delivered to the airbase "Hamim" in Latakia.
After the crash of the Russian su-24 bomber in Syria in the vicinity of the border with Turkey information about the fate of the pilots has been extremely controversial. To the best knowledge of middle East media, 2 pilot in good health - he was rescued by soldiers of the Syrian army.
As explained war correspondent of the Lebanese television channel Al Mayadeen Tv after six-hour search of the Syrian soldiers find a pilot behind enemy lines. Syrians within 2 hours guarded Russian military, reports the web-site of "Komsomolskaya Pravda".
Rescue operation was successfully completed - the pilot brought the domestic airbase "Hamim" in Latakia. Official proof of this information has not yet been reported. According to reliable information the Ministry of defence, the other pilot was dead - he was killed in the air by ground fire. From the Russian side in search of pilots were sent 2 helicopters Mi-8. One of them was shot down, in consequence of which killed a marine is a soldier.
Remember, the su-24 was shot down by Turkish F-16 aircraft. The bomber stayed at a height of 6 thousand meters in one kilometer from the border with Turkey. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin declared that this unpleasant event will have severe consequences for the relationship 2 States. The leader of the country called the incident a blow to the back.
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