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French - France

I'm not sure about what "shoot down" really represents here.

Context: a movie (and a very bad one) where an airwoman tells about what was written about her after she was found wounded
"Female Airman shot down in war zone. Sole survivor empties her gun fighting off enemy troops with a broken arm."

Does that mean that the plane she was in was shot down (and she broke her arm in the fall), or can it mean that she was not on a plane and was hit in the arm by a bullet?

I know the question seems stupid but I'm a bit lost and I will be grateful for your help. :eek:
Thanks in advance!
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