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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Accident → Su-27 Crash at Lvov Air Show

83 people died and 199 were injured as a result of a disaster at the Sknilov aerodrome near Lvov (the Ukraine), in which an Ukrainian Air Force Su-27 taking part in an air show crashed into the crowd. The tragedy occurred on 07/27/2002 at 12:45 local time, when the plane, which was performing an advanced manoeuvre, suddenly began to lose height and plunged into spectators. "Sukhoi Su-27 jet fighter clipped the ground, cartwheeled into the crowd and exploded after the pilots failed to pull out of a difficult rolling dive manoeuvre." Fortunately, both pilots could eject from an airplane and live.

Video: Download "su_27_crash_in_ukraine.wmv"

An investigating commission blamed the pilots for trying to pull off the stunt at too low an altitude. Those two pilots were sentenced to prison. Volodimir Toponar was sentenced to 14 years in prison, and his co-pilot Yuri Yegorov was sentenced to eight years.

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My god
2013-06-02 17:18:50

Holy shit! Poor bastards.
2012-08-16 10:29:53

2012-01-06 12:23:05

abdullah kayani
my god.
2011-08-09 07:34:18

SR71- crashs right now
2011-08-05 02:45:48

really if those ppl were stupid anough not
to even atempt to move then there a waste
of a life anyways
2011-05-25 09:26:51

That picture is a fake!. The crashing
airplane - a relatively small fighter -
is clearly shown behind the wing and
port side engine of a much larger cargo
aircraft. The right wingtip is
mysteriously shown as damaged before the
airplane has hit the ground and bear in
mind that it crashed because of pilot
error not as a result of aerial
collision. Anyone with two pictures,
some good photo-editing software and the
ability to use it (albeit rather badly)
could produce this fake in less than an
2011-05-05 15:31:51

plane man
its not there fualt at all its russas
fualt. you can pull this off with a
F/a/18 superhornet/su-27/f15/f22/f16or
even a p51mustang.wellthats all i have
to say about this guys but this is from
my point of view.
2011-03-16 04:08:31

plane man
hey guys its not there fualt i wached
the vid more then one time and they
could have pulled it off heck i could of
done it if i were a pilot its russian
technigue.heck i could even be that low
or a little lower and do it.
2011-03-16 04:02:34

Mr Bleh
In Soviet Russia, the air shows you.
2011-03-10 17:28:43

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