Rescued Russian pilot says Turkish jets gave no warnings
Nov 25, Moscow: The surviving pilot of a Russian plane shot down by Turkey on the Syrian border has said that Turkish jets did not issue any warning, news report said.
Captain Konstantin Murakhtin said Wednesday on Russian television that his plane was flying over Syrian territory and didn't violate Turkish airspace. He said, “There was "no way" the jet could have violated Turkish airspace.”
Russia said Captain Murakhtin was rescued early on Wednesday in a 12-hour operation by Russian and Syrian commando.
It is not clear what happened to the body of his co-pilot, who was killed by gunfire as he parachuted from the burning plane, media reports said.
The Russian Su-24 shot down by a Turkish fighter jet on Tuesday.
The Oslo Times