Photos Copyright Shiv Aroor
Tragic Sukhoi Collision Kicks Off MAKS-2009
Two Sukhoi-27s of the Russian fighter display team, the Russkiye Vityazi, collided today during a practice session. According to news agencies, the pilot of the lead aircraft of the formation was killed after his he ejected from his doomed jet — it apparently spun out of control and went down after the collision. Two other pilots who ejected survived. I took these photos at a performance of the same display team at MAKS-2007. Still trying to ascertain if the lead pilot who went down was the same one I met and interviewed two years ago Zhukovsky — the agencies haven’t named him yet. RIP.
What to read next
The first images of Indian Navy adventure sailor Commander Abhilash Tomy’s dramatic rescue in the southern Indian Ocean last month […]
As a political storm rages over allegations that India’s state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) was somehow ‘abandoned’ in favour of […]
Amidst a political storm that only promises to intensify as India’s national elections draw nearer, three Rafale fighters are confirmed […]