Russian Plane Shot Down Over Turkey

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The Moment the Russian Plane Was Shot Down

The Turkish army shot down a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 war plane, killing two pilots.  The pilots were shot dead as they parachuted to the ground, and a helicopter on a rescue mission was also shot down, killing a third pilot.  Turkey claims the jet breached their airspace, but Russian President Vladimir Putin has angry refuted the claims.

President Putin slammed Turkey’s actions as “treachery” and “a stab in the back by accomplices of terrorists.”  Sir Michael Graydon, the former head of the Royal Air Force, labeled the act a “monstrous diplomatic problem” and said it may “change the course of history” as a furious Russia prepares to potentially take action against Turkey.

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