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Two Ukrainian planes reported as crashed; Air Force confirms to have lost one

Thursday, 13 October 2022, 14:08

THURSDAY, 13 OCTOBER 2022, 14:08

Over the last two days, two Ukrainian planes crashed on the territory of Poltava Oblast, said Dmytro Lunin, the Head of the Oblast Military Administration. 


Source: Lunin, during a video conference with journalists on 13 October; Suspilne [Ukraine’s public broadcaster]; Yurii Ihnat, Air Force spokesman, in a comment for Ukrainska Pravda

Details: On 11 and 12 October, two planes, both Ukrainian, crashed in Shyshaky hromada (an administrative unit designating a town, village or several villages and their adjacent territories).

There were no casualties or injuries among the civilian population.

Quote from Lunin: "On Tuesday and Wednesday, disasters occurred; our planes crashed in the Shyshaky hromada. I cannot comment on any more information; the military leadership of the Ministry of Defence is commenting on these events. We are expecting [more] information from them."

Update from Air Force: The Air Force Command confirmed the loss of one SU-24M bomber jet: both pilots ejected, one of them died.

Background: On 12 October, around 21:00, a fighter jet of one of the tactical aviation brigades of Ukraine’s Air Force crashed near Vinnytsia; the pilot ejected successfully. This pilot previously destroyed 5 kamikaze drones and 2 cruise missiles of the invaders in two days.

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