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Turkey: Plane carrying Su-24 pilot's body departs for Russia via Ankara01:02

Turkey: Plane carrying Su-24 pilot's body departs for Russia via Ankara

Turkey, Hatay Airport
November 29, 2015 at 13:56 GMT +00:00 · Published

Footage shows a 96-115 Turkish Air Force CASA CN-235-100M plane taking off from Hatay Airport near Antakya for Ankara on Sunday before it then heads to Russia to return the body of the deceased pilot of the downed Russian Su-24 jet, Oleg Peshkov.

The move, announced earlier on Sunday by Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu from Ankara, comes five days after a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 jet was downed by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet for allegedly entering Turkish airspace. One of two pilots, Peshkov, was killed in the incident and a marine, Alexander Pozynich, was subsequently killed during an attempted rescue mission to locate the second pilot after the helicopter he was flying in came under fire and was forced to crash land.

Turkey: Plane carrying Su-24 pilot's body departs for Russia via Ankara01:02
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Footage shows a 96-115 Turkish Air Force CASA CN-235-100M plane taking off from Hatay Airport near Antakya for Ankara on Sunday before it then heads to Russia to return the body of the deceased pilot of the downed Russian Su-24 jet, Oleg Peshkov.

The move, announced earlier on Sunday by Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu from Ankara, comes five days after a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 jet was downed by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet for allegedly entering Turkish airspace. One of two pilots, Peshkov, was killed in the incident and a marine, Alexander Pozynich, was subsequently killed during an attempted rescue mission to locate the second pilot after the helicopter he was flying in came under fire and was forced to crash land.

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