List of Ukrainian aircraft losses during the Ukrainian crisis

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Below is list of Ukrainian aircraft losses during the Ukrainian crisis, including the 2014 pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine, the 2014 Crimean crisis, and the war in Donbass.

The Kyiv Post newspaper reported on 22 August 2014, that since the beginning of the aerial operations in the East, 18 Ukrainian Armed Force aircraft were lost, with 16 shot down or destroyed on the ground and 2 crashed for other reasons. Those lost due to hostile fire included: 10 helicopters (five Mi-8s and five Mi-24s), seven combat planes (one Su-24, four Su-25 and two MiG-29) and three transport planes (a An-26, a An-30 and an Il-76).[1]

Ukrainian aircraft losses during the Ukrainian crisis and War in Donbass[edit]

  • Roundel of Ukraine.svg Ukrainian Army Aviation – 5 May 2014: A Mil Mi-24 crashed after it was shot down by a heavy machine gun manned by rebel forces. The damaged helicopter landed in a river, that allowed all crew members to survive. Later it was destroyed by airstrike.[5][6]
  • Roundel of Ukraine.svg Ukrainian Army Aviation – 29 May 2014: A Mil Mi-8 helicopter was shot down by rebel forces between Kramatorsk and Mount Karachun, killing 14 on board, among them General Vladimir Kultchysky. Another soldier was seriously injured but survived the crash.[7]
  • Roundel of Ukraine.svg Ukrainian Air Force – 14 June 2014: An Ilyushin Il-76 transport plane was shot down as it approached an airport in Luhansk, killing nine crew members and 40 troops on board.[11]
  • Roundel of Ukraine.svg Ukrainian Air Force – 14 June 2014: Rebels claim to have shot down a Sukhoi Su-24 with a portable anti-aircraft gun after it had dropped cluster munitions on a local police station. They also claim the pilot had bailed out and a team was sent to find him.[12]
  • Roundel of Ukraine.svg Ukrainian Air Force – 19 June 2014: A spokesman for the militia in Donetsk stated that they downed a Ukrainian Air Force Sukhoi Su-25 during the battle in Yampil.[13]
  • Roundel of Ukraine.svg Ukrainian Air Force – 24 June 2014: The Ukrainian military says one of its helicopters, a Mil Mi-8, had been shot down by pro-Russian rebels in the east near Sloviansk, killing all nine people on board,[14]
  • Roundel of Ukraine.svg Ukrainian Air Force – 14 July 2014: A Ukrainian Antonov An-26 transport aircraft was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over eastern Ukraine while flying at 6,500 metres (21,300 ft). The Ukrainian defence minister claimed that the altitude is far from the reach of a shoulder-launched missile, suggesting that the aircraft was downed by Russian forces.[18][19][20] Two crewmembers were captured by pro-Russian militiamen, four were rescued by Ukrainian forces and the other two were unaccounted for.[21] The missing aviators were found dead on 17 July.[22]
  • Roundel of Ukraine.svg (2) Ukrainian Air Force – 23 July 2014: Two Sukhoi Su-25 strike fighters were shot down in the rebel-held area of Savur-Mohyla. Ukrainian authorities claimed that they were hit by long-range anti-aircraft missiles launched from Russia.[26][27] Ukrainian Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, said later in an interview that one of the attack planes was probably shot down by an air-to-air missile.[28]
  • Roundel of Ukraine.svg Ukrainian Air Force – 7 August 2014: Pro-Russian forces shot down a Ukrainian Air Force Mikoyan MiG-29 with a "Buk" surface-to-air missile near the town of Yenakievo. The pilot managed to eject.[29] and separatist sources later claimed he was captured and interrogated.[30]
  • Roundel of Ukraine.svg Ukrainian Air Force – 17 August 2014: A Mikoyan MiG-29 was shot down by rebels in the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine returning after completing a successful mission. The pilot managed to eject and was found by a search and rescue operation.[31]
  • Roundel of Ukraine.svg Ukrainian Air Force – 20 August 2014: A Sukhoi Su-24M was shot down by rebel forces in the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine. The two crewmembers ejected successfully.[32]
  • Roundel of Ukraine.svg Ukrainian Air Force – 29 August 2014: A Sukhoi Su-25, tail number 08 blue, was shot down near Starobeshevo by a surface-to-air missile during the battle of Ilovaisk. The pilot, Captain Vladyslav Voloshyn, ejected and after 4 days was able to reach Ukrainian-controlled territory, was secured by a unit of the Ukrainian National Guard.[34][35][36]


See also[edit]

References[edit]

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