Ukrainian and US pilot killed during exercise with Su27

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A Su-27 fighter jet has crashed in Ukraine’s Vinnitsa region during exercises with the US military, killing both pilots. One of them was an American serviceman, the Ukrainian military said, later deleting the statement.

The Su-27 crashed during a simulated combat flight. The Ukrainian General Staff initially issued a statement on Facebook that mentioned the citizenships of the two pilots.

“We regret to inform that according to the rescue team, the bodies of two pilots have been discovered: one is a serviceman of the Ukrainian Air Force, the other is a member of the US National Guard,” it said.