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American Pilot May Have Been Involved In Ukraine Plane Crash

American Pilot May Have Been Involved In Ukraine Plane Crash”

Fighter aircraft Su-27 crashed in Vinnytsia region, central Ukraine on Tuesday as the press service of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported.

The crash took place during Clear Sky 2018, multinational air drills involving military personnel from eight foreign countries also including Britain, the Netherlands, Poland and Estonia that started last week.

A Ukrainian Su-27UB fighter jet has crashed during a joint large-scale aviation exercise Clear Sky 2018.

In a statement on Tuesday evening, Ukrainian General Staff said: "Today, at about 17:00 (local time), Su-27 fighter jet has crashed during the combat training flight in the area of Ulaniv (between the Berdychiv and Khmilnyk)". It said a rescue team found the jet's two pilots dead. The incident is now under investigation and do not have any other information to provide at this time.

The training exercise included USA aircraft from the California Air National Guard, including F-15C Eagles and a C-130J Super Hercules, in addition to an F-15D from the 48th Fighter Wing, KC-135s from the Illinois Air National Guard and the 100th Air Refueling Wing.

In its own statement, the U.S. Air Force was not immediately able to confirm any casualties. "It is now under investigation and we will continue to provide more information as it becomes available", it added.

According to Ukrainian military portal, the fighter participated in the global drills Clear Sky 2018. "This exercise aims to enhance regional capabilities to secure air sovereignty and promote peace and security through cooperation, collaboration and interoperability with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partners and other allies in the region". "Aircraft from California units will include F-15C Eagles and a C-130J Super Hercules", said the Air Force.



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