Military plane crashes near Turkey-Syria border

Associated Press
Military plane crashes near Turkey-Syria border

A Turkish official says a plane has crashed in the countryside near the Syrian border with preliminary information suggesting the aircraft belonged to Syria.

Hatay province governor Erdal Ata told state-run Anadolu news agency that it was "likely" a military aircraft, but that there was no airspace violation and no intervention by Turkish forces, adding that it might have been a technical problem.

Rescue teams have been dispatched to the area.

Private Dogan news agency reported nearby villagers had called authorities reporting a crash at around 6:30 pm local time (1530 GMT) on Saturday.

They also told authorities that the pilots had allegedly ejected before the crash. 

By using Yahoo you agree that Yahoo and partners may use Cookies for personalisation and other purposes