Hopefully pilot is ok. I cannot imagine what would happen had Syrian AA downed it because they thought that it´s another defector.
I just saw this on twitter. Something did go down but not sure what. Picture is of F-4s.
Website of the General Staff said in a statement, "for flight duty on June 22, 2012 at 10.30 Malatya / Erhaç Square, a plane that takes off at 11:58 and in radar and radio contact has been lost over the sea southwest of the province of Hatay. Search and rescue efforts began immediately, "the statement said.
22 June 2012 15:32 (Last updated 22 June 2012 16:13) Two pilots were on board of a military jet that disappeared on radar over the Mediterranean Sea.
ANKARA Two pilots were on board of a military jet that disappeared on radar over the Mediterranean Sea in the south-west of the southern province of Hatay after departing from Malatya-Erhac air base at 10.30 hours.Malatya Governor Ulvi Saran said that there was not any information regarding the missing plane at the moment. Two pilots were on board, he said.The jet disappeared on radar at 11.58 hours.
Search and rescue operations for the missing jet are being conducted in the region.
(*******) - Turkey said on Friday it had lost contact with a military aircraft while it was over the sea off the southeastern province of Hatay, which borders Syria.
CNN Turk television said the aircraft had crashed in Syria. There was no immediate official confirmation of that report.
In a statement, Turkey's military said a search and rescue operation was underway after it lost radar and radio contact with the plane after it took off from Erhac Airport in the eastern province of Malatya.
I dont think Syrian AA shot down plane i believe Assad cant be that much retard also kind of situation will be reported from Radars at Hatay province (we have Hawk batteries and Radar there) i hope pilots are alive honestly i dont give any **** about plane.First terror attack now this.
As my grandfather said
**** to trouble if a trouble wont come after another trouble.
Circle represent where plane disappeared clearly there is Turkish Air Space,Erdogan was going to Istanbul but right now he is going to Ankara btw.