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Su-27 fighter jet crashed in Ukraine

Posted by Dylan Malyasov on


A Ukrainian Air Force Su-27UB fighter jet crashed in Ukraine on Tuesday, local law officials said.

A Ukrainian Su-27UB fighter jet has crashed during a joint large-scale aviation exercise Clear Sky 2018. Two people were on board the aircraft.

The accident occurred at around 5:00 PM local time on Oct. 16, 2018, near the village of Ulaniv, which is situated approximately 185 miles southwest of the Ukranian capital Kyiv.

In a statement on Tuesday evening, Ukrainian General Staff said:  “Today, at about 17:00 (local time), Su-27 fighter jet has crashed during the combat training flight in the area of Ulaniv (between the Berdychiv and Khmilnyk). Search and rescue activities are being carried out.”

Two pilots have been killed after a Su-27UB (number 70) fighter jet crashed during a Clear Sky 18 training flight in west-central Ukraine.

According to the Ukrainian General Staff, the bodies of two pilots were found: one was a pilot of the Ukrainian Air Forces, the second – a US Air Force National Guard pilot.

There’s no information as to why the combat aircraft went down.

We are awaiting more information.

Clear Sky 2018 is a joint and multinational exercise that involving approximately 950 personnel from nine nations, including Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

The Clear Sky 18’s training is intended to increase the level of interoperability of the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the Air Forces of the US and NATO, work out effective joint management of operations in the air, work out the sharing of intelligence and surveillance capabilities, as well as cyberdefense focused on the needs of the air forces.

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