A Syrian air force pilot was killed on Sunday while crash-landing at the Nayrab military airport in Aleppo province, a source confirmed.
Pilot Lt. Col. Basel Saleh was immediately killed when the Su-22 air craft crashed upon returning from bombing targets in the eastern Aleppo countryside.
The cause of the incident has not yet been revealed, but the source said the pilot had diverted from his lane before hitting the ground.
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