Armed militants in Syria shot down a MiG-21 of the Syrian air force, said the Agency Sputnik citing a military source, whose name was not called. According to the Agency the crash of the fighter jet occurred near the airport of the city of Hama.
The pilot of the MiG-21 was killed by militants while trying to eject. He was shot from the ground.
“The militants opened fire on the pilot, when he was descending with parachute. This led to his death,” — said the Agency interlocutor.
About when this incident occurred, the source Sputnik reported. Does not indicate which of the militants groups operating in Syria are behind the downfall of a fighter.