Militants fired from MANPADS Aircraft ATO. The crew survived and destroyed the installation

2014-07-02 07:28 AM
Militants on Wednesday fired MANPADS aircraft Su-24, which is involved in anti-terrorist operations.

The press officer ATO (Donetsk) Alex Dmitrashkovskiy, Interfax-Ukraine.

Pilot managed to reach the destination and even destroy enemy MANPADS.

“When the flight of the Donetsk region was attacked aircraft Su-24, was taken 4 shots of MANPADS. A rocket hit the plane caught fire engine “- said Dmitrashkovskiy.

The pilot was able to turn off the engine, extinguish the flame.

“He also managed to destroy the anti-aircraft installation, which was carried out firing,” - said Dmitrashkovskiy.

According to him, one engine aircraft flew another 300 miles and landed at destination. However, during the landing of Su-24 again caught fire, the fire put out the fire.

“crew alive and well, the plane needs to be repaired,” - said the press officer of the ATO.

As you know, terrorists firing aircraft with the latest Russian MANPADS.

particular, June 6, was shot down by An-26 of the Slovyansk.

He was impressed with the new Russian man-portable air missile system 9K333 “Willow” .

June 14 militants shot down the aircraft forces ATO IL-76, killing 49 people.

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