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10 Russians, including 5 majors, killed in downed A-50 aircraft – Ukrainska Pravda sources

Saturday, 24 February 2024, 12:58
10 Russians, including 5 majors, killed in downed A-50 aircraft – Ukrainska Pravda sources
A Russian AWACS aircraft. Stock photo

A crew of 10 Russians was killed in a Russian A-50U Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft shot down on 23 February.

Source: Ukrainska Pravda sources in Defence Intelligence of Ukraine (DIU)

Details: The source said all 10 Russians on board the aircraft had been killed. These included five majors, three captains, a sergeant major and a lieutenant.

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At present, it is estimated that Russia's Military Transport Aviation has seven AWACS aircraft.

No casualties occurred on the ground as the aircraft crashed.

Among the killed are:

  • Aircraft commander – Major Borovikov;
  • Assistant commander – Major Chantsev;
  • Navigator – Captain Provalov;
  • Onboard engineer – Captain Vasilyev;
  • Senior airborne radio operator – Warrant Officer Khrulev;
  • Chief of the crew, shift supervisor – Major Fedosov;
  • Guidance navigator – Major Rulyuk;
  • Guidance navigator – Lieutenant Telmanov;
  • Senior onboard engineer – Captain Byelov;
  • Onboard engineer – Major Soldatkin.

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