MOSCOW, November 27. Turkish F-16 fighter jets, shot down on Tuesday the Russian su-24M, was waiting for him in the air, it was a pre-planned action, said on November 27, reporters commander of the aerospace forces (VKS) Russia Colonel-General Victor Bondaryev.
“The results of objective control radars Syria confirm the presence of two F-16C in the zone shifts with 9 hours 11 minutes to 10 hours, 26 minutes for 1 hour and 15 minutes at height of 2,4 thousand metres, which indicates a pre-planned action and the willingness of the fighters to act in an ambush in the air above the territory of Turkey,” – said Bondarev.
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He said that to fly the F-16C from the air base Diyarbakir from the provisions of the duty on earth to the launch of the rocket is 46 minutes – 15 minutes necessary for the preparation and takeoff of aircraft, 31 minutes took the route to the turn start. “Thus, the intercept of su-24M of the provisions of the duty on the ground from airport Diyarbakir impossible, since the required flight times exceeds the minimum time to attack the goal on 12 minutes,” the General said.
Bomber su-24M of Air and space forces of Russia shot down a Turkish fighter jet, 34 minutes was in the detection zone radars for the Turkish air force, said Viktor Bondarev.
“At 9.15 GMT (24 November) received the mission to attack in the area of human settlements Caper – Montlu – Zahia in Northern Syria. To perform this fighting task have identified two of the crew of su-24M, including the crew consisting of Lieutenant Colonel Oleg Anatolyevich Peshkov and Navigator captain Konstantin Valerievich Muratina – aircraft No. 83-battle charge on the four ofab-250-270,” said the commander in chief of the Russian Federation, ATT.
According to him, the crew was assigned zone duty in the area of the settlement Maaret al-nu’man on the trains 5650 5800 meters and meters respectively. The aircraft took off at 9.42 GMT. After 10 minutes, the su-24M entered and the “34 minutes was in the detection zone radars for the Turkish air force,” said Bondarev.
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“Unprecedented treacherous event”
He called the attack a Turkish F-16 fighter of the Russian bomber “unprecedented treacherous event.”
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Bondarev reminded that the loss of combat aircraft su-24M with the hull number 83 occurred in Syria on November 24 “when performing combat tasks the result of fire influence”.
Means of objective control of the airbase and nearby Hamim Russian aircraft has not recorded a single warning with a Turkish F-16 to the su-24M, said commander of VKS RF.
“By means of objective control of the airfield Hamim and the leading plane is not a single documented request by the crew of the Turkish aircraft to our pilots on the previously agreed frequency”, he said
5 km to the Turkish border
The crew of the Russian bombers su-24M, which was shot down by Turkish fighter at performance of a fighting task was not less than five kilometers from the Turkish border, said Bondarev.
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“In the process of striking the target, located 5,5 km South from state border of Turkey, 10.24 GMT the crew of Lieutenant Colonel Peshkov executed the bombing, which was shot down by a missile “air-air” aircraft F-16 Turkish military aircraft that took off from the airfield of the 8th air force base to Diyarbakir, located on the territory of Turkey,” he said.
Bondarev noted that the crew of su-24M has received a command to destroy the gatherings of militants in a given area in 20 minutes after occupied the area of a shift in the air.
“Crews (su-24) sequentially performed the bombing on the two designated targets and carried out re-entering the left turn to defeat the remaining two goals,” said Bondarev.
Turkish fighter was positioned on the su-24M
Turkish F-16 fighter was positioned on a Russian bomber su-24M, downed Tuesday, with the earth, said Viktor Bondarev.
“The way out of the aircraft F-16C in zone starts, not along the curve of chase, testifies to the hovering fighter with ground control point”, – he said.
“It should be noted that the termination of the maneuvering of the fighter plane in the area of duty and the beginning of a quick exit in established point start happened 1 minute 40 seconds before the maximum approach of the aircraft su-24M to the Syrian-Turkish border,” he said.
According to him, the actions of the Turkish plane after the missile over the territory of Syria – forced reversal of height loss and maintenance under the lower boundary of the zone of detection of air defense systems – also speaks to the treacherous and the planning of crew actions.
F-16 was in Syrian airspace 40 seconds and dug in two miles
Turkish fighter plane shot down a su-24M of the Russian Federation HQs, was in Syrian airspace 40 seconds and went deeper into its territory two kilometers and the Russian bomber the state border of Turkey does not violate said Bondarev.
“In accordance with the materials of objective control of air defense, the Turkish plane was in Syrian airspace 40 seconds and went deeper into its territory two kilometers and the Russian bomber the state border of Turkey had not violated”, – said Bondarev.
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Thus, according to him, the crew of the second aircraft su-24 confirmed the missile from F-16. After combat use for the objective and turn left to course 130 degrees, “he observed to the left of the torch and the plume of white smoke, which was reported in the air of the head of the mission,” said Bondarev.
VC commander-in-chief of the Russian Federation said that in the analysis of video recordings of the traffic indicator received from the command post of the air force and air defense of Syria “was discovered mark air targets, carrying out flight on a speed of 810 km/h from Turkey in the direction of the border with a course of 190 degrees.”
“After the approach of a Turkish fighter plane su-24M on the distance equal to the distance of the missile (5-7 miles), indicating the presence of F-16 aircraft over the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic, the fighter performed a sharp maneuver to the right with decrease and disappeared from the screen of the indicator of air situation”, – he said.
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ABOUT THE INCIDENT WITH THE RUSSIAN SU-24M
Russian bomber su-24M was shot down by a missile “air-air”, released by Turkish fighter on November 24. As a result, one of the pilots died, another managed to save in 12-hour operation, the Russian and Syrian special forces. Thus during the operation to evacuate the crew of the aircraft was lost a Mi-8 helicopter, a marine was killed a contract.
In Ankara stated that the downed aircraft has violated the airspace of Turkey. In the Russian defense Ministry reported that the su-24M was in the skies over Syria, and the perpetrator was a Turkish plane. The Agency announced the severance of all military ties with Ankara. In Syria was deployed the latest anti-aircraft missile system s-400, to the coast of the country came the missile cruiser “Moskva”, equipped with air defense system “Fort” (similar to s-300). The Russian military warned that it will destroy all the targets that are potentially dangerous for aviation of the Russian Federation in Syria.