Date & Time: Jul 14, 2014 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Antonov AN-26
Operator:
Registration:
19 blue
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Military
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Plain
MSN:
9710
YOM:
1980
Country:
Ukraine
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
2
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The aircraft was flying over the Donetsk region at an altitude of some 6,500 meters when it was hit by a surface to air missile. All eight crew were able to abandon the aircraft and bailed out. The aircraft went out of control and crashed in an open field located in Izvaryne, southwest of Donetsk. Four crew were unhurt, two others were captured by pro-Russian separatists and two other crew were killed.
Causes:
Shot down.