WOW GREAT!!! I got a woodie watching it. Hear the folks in the backgroung yelling yaaaaayyyyy!? Cool.
Yeah I did hear them. They probably then shot their AK47s into the air and sent some comrades to the hospital when the bullets came down. Beats blowing up tanks, more sexy. And I wonder who got the aerial kill? Hhhmm, be interesting if it was a Typhoon.
The rebels themselves show the plane down.http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/feedarticle/9553877
The pilot clearly did not know how to deploy the ejection seat. Admittedly the photos showed a near vertical crash from low height. I suspect the old Russian ejector package simply did not work, though. Pat
Appears to be a MiG-23 variant. Rebels claimed the shootdown as it was prior to first strikes by coalition forces. Initial reports said a LAF aircraft. Some reports this AM said it was a captured aircraft flown by the rebel forces. Also a report this morning in the Dallas Fishwrapper that the pilot ejected but died of injuries. Doesn't look like it from the viddie.
Pat and Ed, so at this time call it the fog of war. Declare we don't know. But with people yelling, seems the bad guys lost one.Don't understand where they get pilot ejected, unless at time 0.5 seconds before impact he found the grab handles. Still would be a crispy critter.
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