17 Military plane Wreck at the Aircraft Show in Sknilov

Military plane Wreck at the Aircraft Show in Sknilov

Posted on July 30, 2007 by

Wreck at the Aircraft Show

This day but five years ago at the aircraft show of Sknilov airport (the Ukraine) SU-27 fighter got out of control and fell down on the crowd. During this accident 77 people were killed.

See the compilation of 3 videos after the jump.

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17 Responses to “Military plane Wreck at the Aircraft Show in Sknilov”

  1. D says:

    Looks like the pilot tried to eject but landed right in the fireball…. tragic.

  2. imoody says:

    No. Look at the parachute. The pilot survived.

  3. John from Kansas says:

    Why in the world was he over the crowd at all?

  4. Tal says:

    bad luck for the pilot … no chance there


  5. Lenin says:

    The pilot survived, it was in the news

  6. x57 says:

    This video shows the pilot after ejection (warning: it also shows many bodies):

  7. Pros says:

    Both pilots survived with minor injuries from the ejection and landed just feet away from the transport aircraft.

    A military court sentenced Toponar and co-pilot Yegorov to fourteen and eight years in prison, respectively. The court found the two pilots and three other military officials guilty of failing to follow orders, negligence and violating flight rules. Two of the three officials were sentenced to up to six years in prison, and the last official received up to four years. In addition, Toponar was ordered to pay €1.18 million in compensation to the families, and Yegorov another €0.4 million.

  8. sashok says:

    horrible stuff. poor people.

  9. ismo, a finn says:

    Yup, pitying them pilots seems a bit trivial here. I think I’d rather die than be in charge of death of 77 bystanders.

    • Sarah Asimov says:

      If it were in the USA, there probably would not be any charges due to the fact the engine failed and it was no fault of the pilot.

  10. cloverleaf says:

    The pilots are in prison now… And also got fines of 150,000EURO to pay. I think the main pilot got 8 years in prison. They were doing things they should not have been doing. Irresponsible. That graphic video is horrible. Piece of body parts all over the ground. tragic.

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