A Syrian Air Force L-39ZA attack aircraft was shot down by rebels using a MANPAD air to surface missile system in the northern Hama province on Tuesday.
The aircraft on a ground attack mission was shot down using a Strela man portable air defense system and it fell near Al-Hamdaniyah village.
The pilot onboard, who survived the crash was later killed by militants.
The Czech built Vodochody L-39 is a single engine fighter originally was designed as a trainer aircraft. In Syrian Air Force fleet, the aircraft has been modified for ground attack role due to its slow speed and agility.
|The video grab showing the Strela MANPAD launch|