Photo of Crashed Ukrainian Su-27 Goes Viral


A photo from the crash site of the Su-27 Ukrainian Air Force fighter appeared on the Web. Recall that the plane crashed on December 15 in the Zhytomyr region.

The pictures of the Su-27 lying in the snowy field were published by the Dutch aviation edition Scramble Magazine.

“The picture shows the Su-27, airborne number 55, serial number 36911021308, 831 tactical aviation brigade, is located in the field near the Ozernoye airport,” the publication says.

The Dutch paper does not specify who exactly the photographs were provided by.

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“The cause of the disaster is still unknown. Probably, the pilot did not know about his real altitude, “- said in a statement.

The crashed Su-27 was the newest aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force. The press center of the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook explicitly stated that the Su-27 with tail number “55” was 1987 of release “and is one of the newest aircraft of this type in service with the Air Forces of Ukraine.”


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