Pilot Of Syrian Warplane That Crashed Found Injured In Turkey

  • Pilot Of Syrian Warplane That Crashed Found Injured In Turkey

Pilot Of Syrian Warplane That Crashed Found Injured In Turkey

The British-based monitor of the Syrian conflict, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said a plane "which probably belongs to the Syrian regime crashed in Idlib province".

Turkish deputy prime minister said on Sunday that the pilot of a Syrian military jet that crashed near the Turkish-Syrian border late Saturday was still receiving treatment, Anadolu reported.

The plane was allegedly bombing Idlib province in northern Syria when it was shot down by the opposition forces, Anadolu quoted group spokesman of Ahrar al-Sham, Ahmed Karaali as saying. Canikli said the pilot had "a few" broken bones and was receiving treatment at a local hospital, but wasn't in critical condition.

A Syrian fighter jet has gone missing during a reconnaissance mission close to the border with Turkey.

The pilot, who appeared to be aged between 50 and 55, and decorated with the colonel grade of Assad's army, has been taken to hospital.

The pilot was found after a nine-hour search, with pro-regime social media initially reporting Syrian was "on the run" and that the plane crashed due to a malfunction.

Since war broke out in Syria in March 2011, more than half of its population has been forced to flee their homes.

Syrian rebel group says it shot down the plane but officials yet to confirm cause of crash in Turkish province of Hatay.

Turkey supports rebel forces in Syria, which oppose the government of Bashar al-Assad.