A closed-circuit camera in northern Israel captured the crash of an Israel Air Force fighter jet Saturday after the plane was hit by a Syrian anti-aircraft missile.
Israel Air Force fighter aircraft attacked several military targets operated by the Assad regime and its allies in and around the Damascus area Saturday, including a command and control center used to direct an unmanned aircraft which violated Israeli airspace.
The Iranian-built drone aircraft was shot down by Israeli forces after it penetrated Israeli airspace.
IAF aircraft responded by attacking the command center which had directed the drone, as well as Syrian surface-to-air missile batteries which opened fire on the Israeli aircraft.
One IAF F-16I “Sufa” fighter was shot down during the incident.
Both crew members managed to bail out of the plane before it crashed, and were recovered by Israeli rescue teams.
A security camera in the Israeli-Arab town of Ka'abiyye-Tabbash-Hajajre east of Haifa captured the F-16I’s crash after the pilot and navigator managed to safely eject.