"The fate of the pilots is being determined. According to initial information, the pilots were able to catapult," the ministry said.
#SYRIA Russian aircraft Su-24 crashed in Syria. According to the preliminary data, the pilots managed to eject from the warplane— Минобороны России (@mod_russia) November 24, 2015
24 November 2015, 08:44 GMT
Meanwhile, the Turkish Dogan news agency has reported that Russian military helicopters were searching for the pilots from the jet downed near Syrian-Turkish border.
Earlier it was reported that the Russian Su-24 Fencer bomber jet has crashed in Syria. It was most likely downed by a ground missile, according to the Russian Defense Ministry's statement.