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"Clear Sky" drills stopped due to crash of Su-27

Earlier the Air Force of Ukraine reported that the overall command of "Clear Sky-2018" drills decided to continue the flights of all types of aircraft despite the aircraft crash of Su-27
14:33, 17 October 2018

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The events planned for October 18-19 at Starostyantyniv and Havryshevka airfields with the participation of the representatives of the mass media within "Clear Sky-2018" drills will not be held due to the crash of aircraft fighter Su-27 as the press service of the command of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported.

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Earlier the Air Force reported that the overall command of "Clear Sky-2018" drills decided to continue the flights of all types of aircraft despite the aircraft crash of Su-27 in Vinnytsia region during which the crew of the fighter died.

Clear Sky 2018 is a joint and multinational exercise, where 950 officers from nine countries will take part, including Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, the UK, and the U.S. 

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As we reported in Vinnytsia region, on October 16, the fighter aircraft Su-27 crashed. Later it was reported that both of the pilots of Sukhoi Su-27 fighter deceased. The search and rescue group found bodies of two servicemen. One of them was Colonel Ivan Petrenko, the Chief of Aviation of Ukraine's 'East' Air Force Command, the other one was U.S. military man.

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