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'No warning' - Russian pilot shot down by Turkey on Syria border

The surviving pilot of a Russian plane shot down by Turkey on the Syrian border has said he was given no warning.

Capt Konstantin Murakhtin told Russian television the jet did not fly over Turkish airspace, as Turkey said it did.

"There were no warnings. Not on the radio, or visually. There was no contact - that's why we carried on with our planned route", he said.

Russia said Capt Murakhtin was rescued in a 12-hour operation involving special forces.

Turkey insists the pilots were warned 10 times before the plane was shot down.

  • 25 Nov 2015
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