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Rescue teams find pilot of Turkey crash jet

Rescue teams have found the Syrian pilot who ejected just before his jet crashed in Turkey near the Syrian border.

Turkey's state-run news agency Anadolu said the pilot was found early on Sunday in an exhausted state and taken to hospital after a nine-hour search and rescue operation in the rain.

He has been identified as a Syrian national.

The jet crashed into the countryside in the southern Turkish border province of Hatay on Saturday, with witnesses claiming they had seen the pilot eject before the crash.

Syrian opposition military group Ahrar al-Sham said it had downed the plane.

Anadolu said the search and rescue operation was now over because the plane was a single-person aircraft.


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