Downed Turkish Pilots Found in Seabed

Discovered by US deep-sea exploration vessel
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 4, 2012 8:27 AM CDT
Undated but recent photo shows Hasan Huseyin Aksoy in Malatya, Turkey. Aksoy is the second operator of the Turkish jet aircraft that was shot down by Syria in the eastern Mediterranean last week.   (AP Photo/Aksoy Family,HO)
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(Newser) – The bodies of two pilots whose jet was shot down by Syria have been found in the seabed, according to Turkey's military. State-run TRT television says a US deep-sea exploration vessel found the bodies in the eastern Mediterranean today. Sky News notes that the Turkish military is currently working to recover them. Syrian forces shot down the RF-4 plane on June 22. Turkey says it was hit in international airspace while Syria insists it was flying inside Syrian airspace. US intelligence tends to side with Syria's version of events.

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