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Turkey's military said two Turkish F-16s were involved in shooting down the plane, after issuing 10 warnings in five minutes. But Russia's defence ministry said it could prove that the plane, a Sukhoi Su-24, was over Syrian air space for the duration of its flight. Footage from private broadcaster Haberturk TV showed a warplane going down in flames in a woodland area, a long plume of smoke trailing behind it. The plane went down in area known by Turks as Turkmen Mountain, in northern Syria near the Turkish border, Haberturk said. Separate footage from Turkey's Anadolu Agency showed two crew members parachuting out of the jet before it crashed. Al Jazeera reported that the plane came down in the village of Yamadi in Syria's Latakia governorate. Russian military helicopters were searching for the pilots from the warplane, Turkey's Dogan news agency said. One of the crew was in the hands of Turkmen forces in Syria, who were searching for the other pilot, broadcaster CNN Turk reported, citing local sources.