Flight Recorder belonging to Su-24 downed by Turkey found


Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ

8th December, 2015


Volunteers of the Russian edition of Anna-News have published a video in which they state that they have discovered one of the flight recorders in Syria of the Russian su-24 bomber downed by a Turkish fighter jet.

On the November 24th, a Russian su-24 was shot down by a missile from a Turkish F-16. The Navigating Pilot of the bomber, Murakhtin Constantine, managed to escape. During the rescue operation a Russian marine, Alexander Pozynich, was killed aboard the helicopter. Turkish media then published a video which showed militants shoot down the pilot of the Russian bomber.

On the 25th of November, the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, signed a document awarding three persons of the Russian military. The deceased pilot Oleg Peshkov was posthumously awarded the title of Hero of the Russian Federation, Alexander Pozynich awarded the Order of Courage. The same award was given to Konstantin Murakhtin.

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