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Sukhoi Su-27 fighter aircraft crashes in northern Ukraine, pilot dead

20:48, 17 December 2018

Ukraine’s Air Force fighter aircraft crashed during the scheduled flight in Zhytomyr region, northern Ukraine. The plane fell as it was landing at Ozerne air field at about 3 p.m. Saturday. Pilot Oleksandr Fomenko, the Major of Ukraine’s Air Force passed away.

The military prosecutor’s office looks into the case of a possible violation of flight regulations. The Air Force command confirmed that the plane was repaired two years ago, and the pilot was an experienced specialist.

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