The Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces confirmed the loss of the SU-24M plane on October 12. One of the pilots died in a plane crash.
Air Force spokesman Yuriy Ignat said this in a comment to "Ukrainian Pravda".
The SU-24M bomber supported the offensive actions of Ukrainian soldiers in the eastern direction.
After completing the task, the plane was hit by a Russian missile.
The pilots decided to return to the air base, but were unable to fly.
Both pilots ejected, but one of them died.
The plane fell on the territory of the Poltava region.
Falling of Ukrainian planes: what is known
Dmytro Lunin, the head of the Poltava Oblast, reported earlier that two Ukrainian planes had crashed in the Poltava region.
According to him, there are no victims among civilians.
On October 12, another Ukrainian plane crashed near Vinnytsia due to technical problems.
Its pilot managed to shoot down five kamikaze drones, and the day before - two missiles.
Fortunately, the pilot survived and is doing well.
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