Honoring Lt. Col. Seth “Jethro” Nehring, a fighter pilot with the California Air National Guard’s 194th Fighter Squadron, who died yesterday in a training accident in Ukraine, along with a Ukrainian pilot. pic.twitter.com/TZn3J8SFB2— HansNichols (@HansNichols) October 17, 2018
As Ukrainian military portal reported, Ukrainian pilot Ivan Petrenko, Deputy Commander of Military Air Command “Vostok” on aviation – Chief of Aviation, died in a plane crash.
As we reported, 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.
Also, the events planned for October 18-19 at Starokostyantyniv and Havryshivka airfields with the participation of media representatives within "Clear Sky-2018" drills will not be held due to the crash.
Clear Sky 2018 is a joint and multinational exercise, where 950 officers from nine countries take part, including Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, the UK, and the U.S.