The defense ministry in Moscow confirmed its warplane was downed by Turkish forces, but claimed it was flying sorties against rebels over Syria and was shot down by Turkish artillery. Ankara says it was shot down violating Turkish air space by Turkish F-16s after repeated warnings. The two pilots were able to eject from the plane, but their fate is unclear. Some sources report that one of the pilots was captured by a Syrian rebel group. Turkish media broadcast video footage of the plane crashing into mountains near the border with Hatay province.