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Su-27 fighter crashes in Ukraine's Vinnytsia region during Clear Sky drills

The destiny of the pilots remains unknown
18:41, 16 October 2018

Su-27 Flanker of Ukraine's Air Force, Fairford, UK, 2017
Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

In Vinnytsia region, on October 16, the fighter aircraft Su-27 crashed as the press service of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported.

"Today, about 5 p.m., near Ulanov village (between Berdychev and Khmelnyk) during the performance of the training-combat flight, the fighter aircraft Su-27 crashed. The search and rescue actions take place," the message said.

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According to Ukrainian military portal, the fighter participated in the international drills "Clear Sky 2018." The destiny of the pilots remains unknown.

Preliminary, the wreckage of the plane was already found.

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Earlier, U.S. Air Force McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagles and Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules arrived in Ukraine to take part in international military exercises Clear Sky 2018, the purpose of which is the consolidation of peace and security. 

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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