Injured pilot of crashed Syrian jet found in Turkey

Indo Asian News Service

Damascus, March 5 (IANS) The injured pilot of Syrian fighter jet, which crashed near Syrian-Turkish border, was found by Turkish rescue team on Sunday morning.

The fighter jet crashed in central Antakya, 35 km from the Syrian border, on Saturday night after the pilot lost control over it, Xinhua news agency reported.

The pilot escaped after ejecting safely but was injured on landing. He was found in southern Hatay province after a nine-hour search.

The pilot was found exhausted, 40 km from the wreckage of the jet.

A Syrian opposition group, Ahrar al-Sham, claimed that it shot down an aircraft belonging to the Syrian government on Saturday.

The plane was allegedly bombing Idlib province in northern Syria.

--IANS

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