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July 26, 1964|
Venzy Krasnodar Krai, Soviet Union
|Died||August 16, 2009
Moscow Oblast, Russia
Soviet Union until 1992Russian Federation
Soviet Air Force until 1992Russian Air Force
|Years of service||198? - 2009|
|Rank||Guards units Colonel|
Igor Valentinovitch Tkachenko (Russian: И́горь Валенти́нович Ткаче́нко, July 26, 1964 — August 16, 2009) was a Russian military pilot with the rank of Colonel, Russian Knights group leader, Chief of the 237th Guards Aviation Showing Center of the Russian Air Force at Kubinka air base. He was killed in a mid-air collision whilst practicing for the 2009 MAKS Airshow.
He has been awarded the Hero of the Russian Federation honorary title posthumously, and the main-belt asteroid 269390 Igortkachenko, discovered by Russian amateur astronomer Leonid Elenin in 2009, was named in his memory. Naming citation was published on 19 September 2013 (M.P.C. 85018).
- Commander of the 237-th Aviation Technology Demonstration Center of the Russian Federation's AF
- Commander of the Russian Knights
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