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Turkey gave no warning, says downed Russian pilot

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2015 | 1:54 PM

The surviving pilot of a Russian plane shot down by Turkey on the Syrian border has said no warning was given.

Captain Konstantin Murakhtin told Russian television there was no way the jet could have violated Turkish airspace, as Turkey said it did.

Russia said Captain Murakhtin was rescued in a 12-hour operation involving special forces.

Turkey insists the pilots were warned 10 times before the plane was shot down.

It is not clear what happened to the body of his co-pilot, who was killed by gunfire as he parachuted from the burning plane.