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Both pilots of Su-27 fighter dead, - military spokesman

The aircraft crashed during the Clear Sky drills held in Vinnytsia region, central Ukraine; the Defense Ministry did not confirm that one of the pilots was the U.S. citizen
19:07, 16 October 2018

Su-27 at RIAT air show, Fairford, UK, July 2017
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Both of the pilots of Sukhoi Su-27 fighter deceased in the crash that occurred in Vinnytsia region, central Ukraine on Tuesday. Bodhan Senyk, the spokesman of Ukraine's Defense Ministry said that in the commentary for 112 Ukraine TV channel.

The search and rescue group found bodies of two servicemen, the official confirmed.

Senyk could not confirm the information about one of the pilots being the U.S. citizen.

Fighter aircraft Su-27 crashed in Vinnytsia region, central Ukraine on Tuesday as the press service of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported. 'Today, about 5 p.m., near Ulanov village (between Berdychiv and Khmelnyk) during the performance of the training-combat flight, the fighter aircraft Su-27 crashed. The search and rescue events take place,' the message said.

According to Ukrainian military portal, the fighter participated in the international drills Clear Sky 2018. 

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