Turkish F-16 fighter plane crashes on Syrian border

Turkey's military reports that an F16 fighter plane flying along the Turkish-Syrian border crashed Monday and the pilot’s body was recovered. There was no indication of the plane’s mission, the circumstances of its crash or of the pilot’s death. Earlier, Turkish military sources said that contact was lost with the Air Force plane over a mountainous area in Osmaniye province in southern Turkey close to the border with Syria. The statement said the pilot radioed in to say he was ejecting before contact was lost. Turkey's NTV television said the pilot ejected safely from the plane. That report was never confirmed.



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