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Pilot bodies from downed Turkish jet retrieved

6th July 2012 | 1.494 Views
Ankara (ANTARA News/Reuters) - Turkey`s armed forces command said on Thursday it had retrieved the bodies of two pilots of a jet shot down by Syria last month, recovering them from the seabed 8.6 nautical miles from the Syrian coast.

It said the bodies were found at a depth of 1,260 metres near the wreckage of the jet which had broken up into eight pieces.

It said the bodies had been flown to the eastern city of Malatya --where the jet had taken off from on June 22. (*)