Monday, April 29, 2013

Russian Plane Shot At Over Syria (Sky news)

Two missiles have been fired at a Russian passenger plane flying over Syria, according to Russian media.

About 200 people were on board the charter aircraft at the time of the attack, the origin of which remains unknown, a source told the Interfax news agency.

An unnamed source is understood to have said: "Syrian [officials] informed us that on Monday morning, unidentified forces launched two ground-to-air missiles which exploded in the air very close to a civilian aircraft belonging to a Russian airline."

The source said the pilots managed to manoeuvre but it was only because they did so that lives were saved.

http://news.sky.com/story/1084647/reports-russian-plane-shot-at-over-syria