2015 Russian Sukhoi Su-24 shootdown
|Date||24 November 2015|
|Location||Northern Syria, Syria|
|Perpetrators||Turkish air force|
|Type||Aircraft shoot down|
|Deaths||2(pilot and soldier on rescue mission)|
|Description||Shoot-down of a Russian Su24M bomber over Syria by a Turkish F16 fighter on 24 November 2015|
A Russian Sukhoi Su-24M bomber aircraft was shot down by a Turkish Air Force F-16 fighter jet near the Syria–Turkey border on 24 November 2015. According to Turkey, the aircraft was fired upon while in Turkish airspace because it violated the border up to a depth of 2.19Km for about 17 seconds after being warned to change its heading 10 times over a period of five minutes.  The Russia Defence Ministry denied the aircraft ever left Syrian airspace, counter-claiming that their satellite data showed that the Sukhoi was about 1km inside Syrian airspace when it was shot down. On 30 November 2015, the pilot Colonel Oleg Peshkov's body arrived at the Chkalovsky military airport near Moscow, and was met by Minister of Defence Sergei Shoigu and Russian air force Commander-in-Chief Victor Bondarev.
|Document:Ambush of Russian Bomber Was Guided by US Reconnaissance||article||26 November 2015||Alexei Leonkova||Interview with a Russian military expert and specialist in Russian Military Space Forces about the November 2015 shoot down of a Russian military jet by Turkish F16 fighter over Syria|
|Document:Turkey ambushed Su24 using information supplied by US||report||27 November 2015||Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation||Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Aerospace Forces, General Bondarev, presents facts of the attack on the Russian Su-24M aircraft carried out by Turkish F-16 fighters in the sky over Syria on 24 November 2015|
|Document:Why did Turkey shoot down a Russian Air Force jet?||article||26 November 2015||George Abert||Ex-USAF intelligence officer theorises about the real reasons for the Turkish shoot-down of a Russian plane over Syria on 24 November 2015|
- Press release (24 November 2015). "Hava sahası İletim" [Transmission of Airspace]. Turkish Armed Forces Chief of Staff (in Turkish). Retrieved 24 November 2015.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "CSS").
- "Turkey downs Russian jet". Al Jazeera. 24 November 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2015.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "CSS").
- Sputnik (24 November 2015). "Russian Defense Ministry Video Proves Su-24 Never Entered Turkish Airspace". sputniknews.com. Retrieved 25 November 2015.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "CSS").
- "Body of downed Russian pilot back in Russia"
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