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Pilots of the Turkish jet downed by Syrian forces on June 22 are still missing although some of their equipment and pieces of the plane’s wreckage have been found, Turkish Armed Forces said in a press release today.

Five military ships, one aircraft and four search and rescue copters are conducting a search for the missing pilots, alongside a hydrographic ship belonging to the Turkish Naval Forces.

The search is being conducted 24 hours a day through the use of naval equipment, while air support has taken place in the daytime.

So far a 70 by 12 square mile area has been searched, but the pilots remain missing.

June/28/2012

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