You're not logged in.

User Name  Remember me?
Password 
  Register   Lost your password? 
 
> 1 <

Author Message

Vasmadár


Photographers
See my 271 Photos

 Online status  

 
Posts: 150
Location: EU, Hungary
Occupation:
Age: 26

#4249 2009-08-18 07:45 GMT-5 hours    
08/16/2009 - Two Russian SU-27s from the Russian Knights flight group collided while training for the MAKS-2009 air show. The collision happened at Malahovka, near Moscow with one plane crashing into a house in the village of Ribak near Zhukovsky airfield and the other in a field. All three pilots ejected however the commander of the group, Colonel Igor Tkachenko, suffered a fatal spinal injury after his parachute failed to deploy. Igor Spak ejected safely.

Colonel Igor Tkachenko was born in 1964. 1985-ben completed the V.P.Cskalov Military Flying College, and in 2000 Gagarin Military Flying Academy. Till 1987 served on the Kubinka AFB.

Colonel Igor Tkachenko flew with L-29 Delfin, MiG-21, MiG-29, Su-27, Su-35 more than 2300 hours. Foreign aircrafts flew with Mirage-2000 and F-16. Aerobatics flying till 1989. Commander of the Russian Knights and the solo pilot. He has a wife, son and a daughter. Russian Military put him for a promotion medal. Russian Knights will not fly on the MAKS 2009 about the accident.

Video about the wreckage:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8204149.stm

R.I.P.

Lets Fly! :)

Best Regards,

Péter

Author Message

admin


Administrators
See my 57 Photos

 Online status  

 
Posts: 2118
Location: S.F. Bay Area, CA
Occupation: Webmaster
Age:

#4250 2009-08-19 00:35 GMT-5 hours    
Very bad news. Glad to hear that some made it out alive. My condolences to the Colone's family. RIP.

-Ray

This is the oldest I've ever been.

Author Message

Vasmadár


Photographers
See my 271 Photos

 Online status  

 
Posts: 150
Location: EU, Hungary
Occupation:
Age: 26

#4344 2009-10-09 06:56 GMT-5 hours    
Reason of the crash: Colonel Igor Tkachenko's Su-27UB fly into Vitalij Melnyik's Su-27. Melnyik's Su-27 right engine damaged and the brake parachute container broke out. The hydraulic system deadly damaged. Tkachenko's Su-27UB nose damaged too. Probably Igor Kurilenko in the 2nd seat pull the ejection arm, because in the cockpit blood found on Tkachenko's place. So he maybe died when the two plane collapsed. Tkachenko's main parachute didn't open, just the seat's stabilizator parachute.

Lets Fly! :)

Best Regards,

Péter

> 1 <