WATCH: Rebels spray gunfire at parachuting Russian pilots
Several pieces of footage have surfaced showing the moment a Russian jet went down after being struck by Turkish anti-aircraft fire, as well as what appears to be footage of Syrian rebels spraying gunfire at the two pilots as they parachuted to the ground, having ejected just in time from the crashing plane.
One of the pilots was killed while the other is still missing. The end of the second clip appears to show Syrian rebels celebrating over the dead pilot’s body.
The incident has sparked a major crisis between Moscow and Ankara, with the former claiming the jet was in Syrian skies while Turkey, which is a member of NATO, claims it had strayed into Turkish territory despite repeated warnings.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has vowed Turkey will face “serious consequences” for the incident.