The head of the Duma Committee on defense Vladimir Shamanov on Monday, February 5, stated that, according to preliminary data, the cause of the crash shot down by terrorist attack aircraft su-25 Air and space forces (VKS) Russia in the Syrian Arab Republic was hit thermal missile in the right engine.
“The trajectory of the downed plane shows that the right engine is burning it. This means that thermal missile hit the engine,” — said the representative of the lower house of the Russian Parliament.
“Until you inspected the crash site, it is impossible to identify what a MANPADS — old “Arrow” or this is “Needle”, or is the American “stinger”. Without it’s nothing to talk about,” — said the Shaman.