Search Teams Investigating Wreckage of Turkish Jet Shot Down by Syrian Forces Find Two Helmets - but No Sign of Pilots
Search teams looking for two missing airmen from a Turkish jet shot down by Syrian forces have discovered two helmets - but have yet to find the pilots themselves.
The Turkish F4 air force jet was shot down by Syrian authorities over the Mediterranean Sea last week in an act which has escalated tensions between the two countries.
After Syria admitted shooting the plane down for flying ‘over Syrian territorial waters’, investigators have found two helmets and two pairs of boots in the wreckage, but are yet to recover the pilots dead or alive.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said no parachutes have been found but the flyers’ boots were discovered days before.
Experts have speculated that the two pilots could have ejected from the plane after it was hit - but that they would not have survived the wind blast if they did so.