• What we know about the Su-27, the Ukrainian fighter jet that recently crashed with a US pilot aboard

    26 days ago - By Business Insider

    A Ukrainian Su-27UB Flanker crashed about 185 miles southwest of Kyiv on Tuesday , killing a Ukrainian pilot and American pilot.
    The crash occurred during the multinational Clear Sky 2018 exercises, which involved military personnel from nine countries and were slated to wrap up this week.
    The exercises focused on "air sovereignty, air interdiction, air-to-ground integration, air mobility operations, aeromedical evacuation, cyber defense, and personnel recovery," US Air Forces in Europe said in a statement.
    "This is the largest exercise in the last four years," Ukrainian President Petro...
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  • Deadly fighter jet crash in Ukraine claims the the life of a US pilot

    Deadly fighter jet crash in Ukraine claims the the life of a US pilot

    26 days ago - By Chron

    REUTERS/Gleb Garanich/File Photo
    Both US Air Forces in Europe and the Ukrainian defense ministry confirmed that a Su-27 fighter aircraft crashed Tuesday during the ongoing Clear Sky 2018 joint military exercises in the Ukraine.
    The Ukrainian defense ministry announced that two pilots were killed in the crash, and USAFE revealed that a US service member was involved. USAFE later revealed that a US pilot was killed in the crash and that the deceased was a member of the Air National Guard.
    The airman was a member of the 144th Fighter Wing with the California Air National Guard. The pilot was...
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