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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 193972
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:04-MAR-2017
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic MG21 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21bis
Owner/operator:Syrian Arab Air Force
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hatay -   Turkey
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Latakia AFB (Syria)
Destination airport:Latakia AFB
Narrative:
A Syrian MiG fighter plane apparently crashed within Turkish territory. The pilot ejected and was later found by a rescue party.
There are conflicting statements on the type of aircraft involved. Syrian rebels claimed it was a MiG-21 and that they shot it down. Turkish sources reported initially a MiG-23 was involved.

Sources:

https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201703041051270942-turkey-syria-mig23-hatay/
http://www.sabah.com.tr/gundem/2017/03/05/hataya-dusen-savas-ucaginin-pilotu-bulundu
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/syrian-jet-crashes-near-turkish-syrian-border-turkish-pm.aspx?pageID=238&nid=110445&NewsCatID=341
http://www.nu.nl/buitenland/4516014/syrische-piloot-zegt-neergeschoten-boven-grensgebied.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Mar-2017 18:50 gerard57 Added
05-Mar-2017 09:40 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
05-Mar-2017 11:05 krasatpi Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Embed code]
05-Mar-2017 19:20 Chieftain Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code]
07-Mar-2017 07:55 krasatpi Updated [Aircraft type]

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