UPDATE: The Syrian state-run media confirmed that the warplane was downed by militants.
Few minutes ago, a L-39 warplane of the Syrian Air Force crashed in northern Hama after it had taken off from the Hama airport.
According to reports, the warplane crashed in the area between the villages of Hamdaniyah and Haraytan.
The pilot died as a result of the incident. Militants released a video with his body. Pro-government sources say that the pilot was captured and killed.
Pro-militant sources claim that they had downed the warplane. However, the cause of the crash remains unclear.