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Name of second pilot in Ukrainian Su-27 crash revealed

Colonel Seth Nehring died in a plane crash in Vinnytsia region with his colleague, Ukrainian pilot Ivan Petrenko
10:15, 18 October 2018

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Colonel Seth Nehring died in a crash of a Ukrainian military aircraft Su-27, as Hans Nichols, NBC correspondent in Pentagon, reported on Twitter.

Related: Crash of Ukraine's Su-27 - Prosecutor’s office question more than 40 people

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.

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

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.

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

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