Neither gunned down nor hit by a missile. A technical failure may have caused the crash of the Turkish RF-4E in Syria

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#Turkey and #Syria both happy to confirm a missile strike.. weird

The Aviationist

The RF-4E that went down inside the Syrian airspace on Jun. 22 may have been downed by a technical failure.

This is more or less what emerges from the latest news released by the Turkish Armed Forces.

According to the report by the Presidency of the Gendarmerie Criminal Department, the remains of the aircraft collected on the water surface did not provide evidence of any organic or inorganic explosive residues, any fire initiator or accelerator substances which are derivatives of petroleum, and there is no sign of an ammunition remnant.

To make it simple: it was neither a missile nor gun fire. Therefore, it could have been a technical malfunction or a sudden emergency that did not give the crew the time to radio the alert.

But it is quite unlikely. After experiencing the failure, the pilot headed towards Syria. A decision that proves that the two on…

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