Details about the downed Ukrainian Air Force IL-76 transport airplane

Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine 

Screen Shot 2014-06-14 at 12.15.56 PMVladislav Seleznev, ATO spokesperson

10:40 am EEST

At about one o’clock in the morning EEST of June 14, the Ilyushin IL-76 transport airplane of the Ukrainian Air Force, which transported military personnel for the purpose of rotation, was cynically and insidiously downed during its landing at the airport in Luhansk by terrorists with several shots from a portable air-defense system [MANPADS]. The airplane was carrying military personnel, machinery, equipment, and supplies.

"Igla" portable air-defense system

“Igla” portable air-defense system

All 49 servicemen who were on board the plane, including the aircraft crew and the military personnel, died.

A search and rescue group is working at the scene of the tragedy.

The leadership of the ATO expresses their sincere condolences to the parents, relatives and friends of soldiers in connection with the tragedy.

Source: Vladislav Seleznev FB

Source: The Aviationist (see explanation)

Dmitry Tymchuk, Coordinator, Information Resistance

information_resistance_logo_engAccording to operational data from Information Resistance, at a terrorirst position near the Luhansk airport, from which the Ilyushin IL-76 airplane of the ATO forces was supposedly struck, there were three 9P39-1 launch tubes from MANPADS 9K39 “Igla” [US DoD/ NATO reporting name SA-18 Grouse].

Two “Igla” MANPADS were used and another one malfunctioned (rocket 9M39 remained in the [launch] tube).

Also, empty cans of food, produced by the CJSC “Orelprodukt” located in the city of Mtsensk (Russia), were found on the spot of the terrorist ambush.

Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB


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