INJURED PILOT OF SYRIAN CRASHED JET FOUND IN SOUTHERN TURKEY

ANKARA, Turkey, Turkish rescue team, on Sunday morning, found the injured pilot of crashed Syrian fighter jet, in southern Hatay province of Turkey, after a nine-hour search, local Hurriyet reported.

Late Saturday, a fighter jet from Syria crashed near the village of Yaylacik, in central Antakya, 35 kilometres from the Syrian border.

The pilot escaped after ejecting safely.

Turkish gendarmerie and paramedic teams reached the wreckage of the aircraft, but the cockpit was empty, according to Erdal Ata, the governor of Hatay.

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

The Syrian national, who was not identified,was quickly taken to Hatay State Hospital, the report said.

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

The plane was allegedly bombing Idlib province, in northern Syria, when it was shot down by the opposition forces, said the group.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK