Turkey’s F-16 fighter downs Armenia’s Su-25 from Azerbaijani territory — Yerevan

According to official Yerevan, the pilot of the shot down aircraft diedSu-25 plane  Sergei Bobylev/TASS, archiveSu-25 plane© Sergei Bobylev/TASS, archive

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TASS, September 29. Turkey’s F-16 fighter shot down Armenia’s Sukhoi Su-25 from Azerbaijni territory, the Armenian Defense Ministry reported. The Turkish plane, while staying inside Azerbaijani airspace, was providing support for Azerbaijan’s forces on the ground delivering strikes against the Armenian city of Vardenis.

“At about 10:30 am on Tuesday Turkish F-16 fighters took off from the airbase in Ganja to provide support for Azderbaijani forces’ strikes against the city of Vardenis and the villages of Mets Masrik and Sotk. A Turkish F-16 shot down a Sukhoi Su-25 of the Armenian Air Force, which was on a combat mission. The Turkish fighter was 60 kilometers inside Azerbaijan’s air space at an altitude of 8,200 meters,” the Armenian Defense Ministry said in a news release.

According to official Yerevan, the pilot of the downed aircraft died.

(c)TASS 2020

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