VALENTYNA ROMANENKO – THURSDAY, 13 OCTOBER 2022, 14:37
The Air Force Command of Ukraine’s Armed Forces has confirmed the loss of one SU-24M aircraft.
Source: Yurii Ihnat, spokesman for the Air Force, in the comment for Ukrainska Pravda
Details: According to Ihnat, the bomber supported offensive actions in the eastern front, where it hit designated targets.
Having completed a combat mission, the bomber took a hit by a missile. The crew decided to return to the airfield, but failed to do so and crashed on the territory of Poltava Oblast.
The pilots ejected [Su-24M is a two-seater plane – ed.], but one of them did not survive.
Quote: "The Air Force Command expresses its condolences to the relatives of the fallen hero".
Background: Dmytro Lunin, the Head of the Poltava Oblast Military Administration, has announced that two Ukrainian planes had crashed in Poltava Oblast over the previous two days.