On October 13, in Voronezh, relatives and friends said goodbye to the navigator of the 4th separate guards naval assault aviation regiment of the Baltic fleet Yuri Kopylov.
Yury Kopylov was born in Voronezh on May 16 of the year 1975. He studied at school number 24, from which to the runway of the military airfield "Baltimore" in a straight line less than three kilometers. It is possible that constantly flying combat vehicles and became the dream of his life.
Yuri was able to make his dream a reality. First Institute of Civil aviation, then the Chelyabinsk Aviation School of Navigators. And Baltimore became its airfield not only in dreams, but also in practice.
Then the transfer to the Kaliningrad region, where he went no longer alone.
Unfortunately, Yury Kopylov made his last landing on Voronezh land to stay in it forever. He is buried in the Kominternovsky cemetery of the city, in the alley of honorary citizens of the city. This is the least of what the city authorities could do.
In Voronezh, live mother and brother Yuri with his family, as well as many other relatives. There is confidence that Kopylova’s wife and daughter will also move to their homeland. In this regard, the representatives of the VKS assured that they will create all the conditions for this, the families of the Su-24 crew will receive all possible assistance.
Yuri Medvedkov and Yury Kopylov did not have three seconds to eject. What does this mean? The fact that an experienced and flown crew (all those involved and knowledgeable say this), who had made more than a dozen combat missions, until the last fought against the circumstances that had arisen.
Earth did not let them go in that departure. So now let her rest in peace.
Honor, glory and eternal memory to Yuri Medvedkov and Yury Kopylov.
The sky will forever remain yours, men.