On This Day: During the air show, two experienced pilots flew with Sukhoi Su-27 aircraft. But shortly after taking off, he hit the ground.
A horrific accident happened during the air show in Ukraine.
There have been many painful plane accidents in history, whose pain has not been forgotten for years. One such incident happened during the air show in Ukraine, which was recorded as the deadliest accident in history. Sukhoi plane crashed during the air show. In this accident 77 spectators died and 543 people were injured. Among the dead were 28 innocent children. The accident happened in Ukraine on July 27, 2002. (On This Day in History Ukraine Sknyliv air show disaster 77 people including children killed)
The air show was organized to mark the 60th anniversary of the 14th Air Corp of Ukraine Air Force. More than 10 thousand people were also gathered in the show to see the spectacular views of the planes. Two experienced pilots flew with Sukhoi Su-27 aircraft during the air show. Shortly after take-off at around 1 pm, its left wing suddenly collapsed and the plane hit the ground.
The plane rammed into the audience
As soon as the plane hit the ground, it caught fire. He started moving fast towards the audience and crashed. During this, the pilots survived safely, but disaster struck the people sitting in the audience gallery. 77 people were killed, including 28 children. Apart from this, 543 people were injured, out of which 100 had to be hospitalized. (27 July On This Day in History)
The pilot told this reason
The investigation started after this painful accident. The pilot argued that the accident happened because of the wrong map. The pilot said that the map given to him was different from the actual layout plan. In the cockpit’s voice recorder, one pilot was heard asking the other pilot, ‘And where are our spectators?’ However, some people also said that the pilot reacted slowly to the warning issued by the automatic computer. Because of this the plane crashed. Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma publicly blamed the Air Force for this. Not only this, Air Force Chief General Viktor Strelnikov was dismissed. Defense Minister Volodymyr Shidshenko also submitted his resignation, but it was not accepted. (27 July On This Day in History)
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