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Flight recorder found at site of Ukraine's Su-27 crash

The reason for the catastrophe is still unknown; the plane was repaired in July 2018
20:48, 17 October 2018

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The flight recorder of the aircraft fighter Su-27 that crashed on October 16, in Vinnytsia region, was found. Stepan Poltorak, the Defense Minister of Ukraine claimed this as 112 Ukraine reported.

"Now the work takes place, the flight recorder was found, the investigation continues," Poltorak said.

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He added that the reason for the catastrophe is still unknown; however, the plane was repaired in July 2018.

"The reason is unknown yet but concerning the place, this year, in July it was repaired and we got it from the plant," he specified.

Related: Military helicopter crashed in Afghanistan, killing two Ukrainians and ten Afghans

As we reported, October 16, the fighter aircraft Su-27 crashed in Vinnytsia region. 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.

Also, 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 the crash.

Related: U.S. Air Force aircraft arrived in Ukraine for Clear Sky 2018 exercise

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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