Date: 3 months ago   Category: Incidents

The crash of SU-27 in Vinnytsia region. The American military confirmed "participation in an incident" of the U.S. citizen

In representative office of the United States Air Force in Europe and Africa called the crash of the SU-27 fighter in Vinnytsia region accident.

with the crash of the SU-27 fighter in Vinnytsia region participated on October 16 In an incident the American citizen. Informs the website of representative office of the Air Force (AF) of the USA in Europe and Africa on it.

"We saw messages about accident and we can confirm that the member of service of the USA participated in this incident", - it is said in the statement.

of More detailed information of the U.S. Air Force did not provide, having emphasized that an incident is investigated.

SU-27UB Fighter (double educational and fighting modification) fell around 17.00 near the village of Uhlans of Vinnytsia region during performance of educational and fighting flight within the exercises "Clear Sky of 2018". Both pilots died.

the Military prosecutor's office of the Central region opened criminal proceedings of Art. 416 of the Criminal code of Ukraine (violation of the rules of flights or preparation for them). The investigation will be carried on by Head department of National police in Vinnytsia region.

At first the press service of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Facebook reported that one of the died pilots - the representative of air forces of the National Guard of the USA, but updated information later, having removed a mention of nationality.



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