A Sukhoi Su-27 fighter aircraft crashed in Zhytomyr region (northern Ukraine) during a scheduled flight. The pilot deceased. This was reported by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine press service on Facebook.
"Today, December 15, 2018, the Su-27 crashed in Zhytomyr region during the scheduled flight. The pilot died. The circumstances and causes of the incident are being investigated," the report said.
The deceased was a first-class military pilot, Major Olexander Fomenko. This was reported by the press office of the Air Force Command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
"Pilot data: Major Fomenko Olexander, CO of the Combat and Tactical Training of the Tactical Aviation Brigade. Born in 1975, in Shostka, Sumy region, he served in the Armed Forces since 1992. He was the First Class Military Pilot,' the message says.
It is noted that the deceased had a wife and a daughter.