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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205576
Last updated: 21 August 2018
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Date:03-FEB-2018
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SU25 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sukhoi Su-25SM
Owner/operator:Russian Air Force
Registration: RF-95486/06
C/n / msn: 10393
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Sarakeeb, Idlib province -   Syria
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Khmeimim Airbase (LTK)
Destination airport:Khmeimim Airbase (LTK)
Narrative:
The fighter plane was shot down by Manpad, a man-portable air-defense system. The pilot ejected but was killed by militants on the ground.

A Syrian special forces operation is reportedly underway in the area where the jet was downed by a MANPAD rocket on Saturday. The goal is to find evidence allowing the weapon to be traced to its origin.
“The group that had the MANPAD has been destroyed by the Russian Air Force. Now the Syrian commandos are working on the ground. If they find elements of that launcher, we could trace its serial number and establish its origin to the factory in a few days, find out how it got there,” the Russian MP said.




Sources:

https://www.rt.com/news/417798-russian-jet-crashes-syria/
http://lostarmour.info/aflosses/item.php?id=17118
https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3078864.html
http://en.abna24.com/news/middle-east/russian-mp-syrian-special-forces-operation-underway-at-crash-site-to-trace-manpad-rocket-origin_880768.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Feb-2018 17:18 Iceman 29 Added
03-Feb-2018 17:37 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
03-Feb-2018 17:38 Iceman 29 Updated [Source]
03-Feb-2018 17:58 sinfu2a Updated [Registration, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
03-Feb-2018 18:23 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
03-Feb-2018 19:03 sinfu2a Updated [Aircraft type]
03-Feb-2018 19:19 Hans Gruber Updated [Embed code]
03-Feb-2018 21:01 sinfu2a Updated [Registration, Cn, Source]
05-Feb-2018 07:46 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]

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