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Body of hero Russian Su-25 pilot retrieved from Syria and returned to Russia - MoD

Body of hero Russian Su-25 pilot retrieved from Syria and returned to Russia - MoD | 06 Feb 2018 | The body of Major Filipov, the Su-25 pilot shot down in Syria who then blew himself up with a grenade rather than be killed by militants, has been recovered and returned to Russia, the Defense Ministry said. "Russian military intelligence, in cooperation with its Turkish colleagues, has returned to Russia the body of pilot Major Roman Filipov, who heroically died in Syria on February 3," the Ministry said. The Su-25 attack jet piloted by Filipov was downed by militants over the Syrian province of Idlib on Saturday during a routine flight.