SyAAF MiG-21 Shot Down (2016-03-12)

Yesterday, 12th March 2016, a SyAAF MiG-21 -some reports designate the variant UM or US despite it's known Hama AB used to fly the bis in such sorites- piloted by Col. Musa Treikman operating from Hama AB was shot down by a MANPAD of FSyA over Hama northern countryside.

The MiG in question was bombarding the county of Kafrenboudeh town when the heat-seeking missile hits its rear fuselage as seen in the footage above, the ejection seat was clearly seen para-landing leaving the reasons behind the death of the pilot still unknown.

Supposed trail of MANPAD missile

It is good to remind that this is the first SyAAF unit loss since the last one occurred in Nov. 2015.