“Juice” was aboard one of many two L-39s that collided in Zhytomyr Area throughout a fight mission.
One of the vital well-known Ukrainian Air Drive pilots, higher recognized by his callsign “Juice” was killed alongside two different pilots in a mid-air collision between two Ukrainian L-39 plane on the night of Aug. 25, 2023. The incident occurred int the Zhytomyr Oblast, the Ukrainian Air Drive confirmed.
On August 25, 2023, a aircraft crash occurred in Zhytomyr Area.
Throughout a fight mission, two L-39 plane collided within the sky.
Three pilots died.
Among the many lifeless is a pilot with the decision signal “JUICE”.
We specific our condolences to the households of the victims. pic.twitter.com/LOrvhFsmvk
— Ukrainian Air Drive (@KpsZSU) August 26, 2023
Juice’s actual title was Main Andrii Pilshchykov, a 2nd Class pilot and a recipient of the Order of Braveness, third Class. Main Pilshchykov grew to become recognized to everybody for the first-hand accounts he offered to the western media for the reason that starting of the Russian invasion via his social media accounts.
A tragic loss. On August twenty fifth, two L-39 navy jets collided over the Zhytomyr area. Three pilots of the Ukrainian Air Drive misplaced their lives. Certainly one of them was Main Andrii Pilshchykov, a 2nd Class pilot and a recipient of the Order of Braveness, third Class, recognized by the callsign… pic.twitter.com/Oa8cHUX1D8
— Protection of Ukraine (@DefenceU) August 26, 2023
He was additionally among the many pilots that visited Washington on behalf of the Ukrainian Air Drive to ask for western fighters to the US Congress final 12 months, performing as a casual ambassador of the service. Tributes are pouting for Juice throughout social medias, together with from Ukrainian President Zelensky, who paid homage to him and the opposite two pilots in the course of the message for Ukraine’s Aviation Day.
At present is Ukraine’s Aviation Day. We’re working to obtain F-16s this 12 months to start its new chapter.
Sadly, there’s additionally tragic information. Yesterday, a disaster within the sky over the Zhytomyr area killed three pilots, together with Andriy Pilschikov, callsign “Juice”.
My coronary heart goes… pic.twitter.com/DSahAg3vom
— Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) August 26, 2023