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Preparations for the air-show turned into a tragedy
17.08.2009 19:47
Preparations for the air-show turned into a tragedy

The plain crash happened on the August, 16 on high near Zhukovski (Moscow Region) in the process of the preparations for the international aviation and space salon of MAKS 2009. The Su-27 battle-plane and dual cockpit Su-27UB collided in the air. Both aircrafts belonged to the air display team called The Russian Knights.
      All the three pilots ejected themselves from an aircrafts, but one of them, the team leader Colonel Igor Tkachenko, died. The second flyer received a spinal injury. Several persons on earth got hurt in consequence of the crash, because the aircrafts fell on the territory of the summer community. Three houses burned away. Three or four persons are hospitalized with burns.
      The causes of accident are remaining unclear. Allegedly it could be tied with the wrong handling. According to another opinion, the catapult was defective. The aircrafts, produced in the late 80-s early 90-s on the 20th century could be simply worn-out in service.
      Despite the tragedy, the Russian teams will take part in the air-show.


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