September 23, 2014 10:17 am -

Israel shot down a Syrian jet flying over the Golan Heights.


The military said a “Syrian aircraft infiltrated into Israeli air space” in the morning hours and that the military “intercepted the aircraft in mid-flight, using the Patriot air defense system.”

The military would not say what type of aircraft was downed and said the circumstances of the incident were “unclear.”

A defense official identified the downed aircraft as a Sukhoi Su-24 Russian fighter plane. Perviously, it was reported to have been a MiG aircraft. He said the Syrian jet penetrated 800 meters (2,600 feet) into Israeli air space and tried to return to Syria after the Patriot missile was fired.

The crew managed to abandon the plane in time and landed in Syrian territory, the Israeli official said.[su_csky_ad]

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7 responses to Israel Shoots Down Syrian Jet

  1. Obewon September 23rd, 2014 at 10:31 am

    There goes the neighborhood. A 1/2 mile into Israel the Russian MiG tried to return to Syria after the Patriot missile had locked on to target and was fired.

    • fancypants September 23rd, 2014 at 5:17 pm

      it wasn’t a BUK missile but what’s good for the goose is good for the gander.
      blame it on the rebels ? it seems to work for russia

  2. William September 23rd, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Uh Oh

  3. M D Reese September 23rd, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Just curious–I wonder if they contacted them before firing on them.

    • Obewon September 23rd, 2014 at 6:13 pm

      .’..This is Israeli passport control we’re stamping your exit visa. Punchout by ejector seat now!’ Woosh-Boom!

      • M D Reese September 24th, 2014 at 3:08 pm

        I like how they told the people in Gaza to get out of the way while they bombed the crap out of them. Yeah–and go where exactly? Into the sea?

        • Skydog2 September 24th, 2014 at 4:02 pm

          Oh well, that’s what happen when you elect terrorist to represent you.