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"As in a computer game": the surviving cadet told about the fall of the An-26 in Ukraine

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Ukrainian cadet Vyacheslav Zolochevsky is the only survivor of the An-26 plane crash near Chuguev. After recovering a bit, he told the press about what had happened.


Zolochevsky was lucky. Now every year on September 25, he can celebrate his second birthday. No one else survived the An-26 crash. On board the plane were cadets of the Kharkiv National University of the Air Force of Ukraine named after Ivan Kozhedub. In total - 7 crew members and 20 cadets - 12 third-year students and 8 fifth-year students.

Recall that the Kharkiv National University of the Air Force of Ukraine was formed as a result of the merger of a number of former Soviet military educational institutions that trained officers for the Air Force and Air Defense. Now the university trains pilots, aviation engineers, air defense specialists of the ground forces, anti-aircraft missile forces, radio-technical troops.

The An-26 this time, as usual, went on a training flight. The cadets were to be taught navigation, radio communications and engine starting. Among the cadets was a third-year 20-year-old Vyacheslav Zolochevsky. At the time of the crash, he lost consciousness, came to himself at night - near the wreckage of the An-26 aircraft.

Around - fire, aircraft wreckage, bodies of comrades.

Zolochevsky rushed to extinguish the burning cadet - Vitaly Vilkhovy. But the guy was not saved.

According to Zolochevsky, at first he could not understand what was happening. Everything seemed to the young cadet as some kind of episode of a computer game. But, unfortunately, this was by no means virtual reality.

There was a sharp roll, I flew over the course, hit my head. I was out

- says Vyacheslav.

The young man received a concussion, bruises, burns. But he stayed alive. Now he is already able to leave the hospital ward and even give interviews to numerous journalists who are so eager to learn all the details of one of the largest air crashes in modern stories Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Probably, the cadet managed to survive due to the fact that he was slightly crushed by the aircraft fuselage. This saved the guy from severe burns. But, in any case, he still has to undergo treatment for a long time, recovering from the consequences of the plane crash. In an interview with Ukrainian journalists, Zolochevsky said that he did not yet know whether he would continue his studies at the military university.

But Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is already writing about Zolochevsky as a new national hero, who himself, having been injured, tried to save his comrade. So it is possible that the command will persuade the young man to continue his studies and service in the armed forces after his final recovery.

As for the investigation of all the circumstances of the disaster, it continues to this day. Investigators are considering several versions of the causes of the tragedy, including a technical malfunction (of the engines), improper aircraft maintenance, pilot error, and air traffic controllers' error.
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  1. Livonetc
    Livonetc 1 October 2020 10: 17
    14
    The guy was incredibly lucky.
    1. St Petrov
      St Petrov 1 October 2020 10: 45
      -4
      you can't talk like that about those who were born in the ruins and ended up in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, even more so. the fall in an airplane in which the engine has not been repaired for several decades seems to be hinting.

      Yes, and in a few years this character will be formatted, he will shoot at mosques in Ukrainian (!) Cities and villages - he was just on the way to this.

      PS will not shoot at Russian cities. Knights shoot only Ukrainian
      1. ficus2003
        ficus2003 1 October 2020 16: 28
        +1
        You do not understand, you should feel sorry for those who want and learn to kill you - this is the kind of Russian tradition that they swell, if it looks a lot like a slave mentality then it seemed to you. After all, it is known that the Ukrainian aviation is learning to bomb terrorists in Botswana, and not civilians in the LPR (and if only Russia weakened then Russia). This is such a "Christian" position. Of course, when this Aryan shoots at the LPNR, these same humble good Christians will demand that those who shoot at peaceful people be punished.
        This is such an ostrich worldview, here he is a good fellow, and there he must be destroyed.
    2. vkl.47
      vkl.47 1 October 2020 11: 58
      0
      Sabotage by the KGB. This is the version.
      1. frruc
        frruc 1 October 2020 12: 06
        +2
        This is the problem of Ukraine, none of this interests at all.
  2. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 1 October 2020 10: 20
    +7
    Lucky kid.
    1. RealPilot
      RealPilot 5 October 2020 09: 51
      0
      Yes, he was lucky!
      This is so.

      But about the service as a military pilot will have to look. Will it pass VLEK after a concussion and other injuries?
      He may have to go to the engineering staff, work as a technician.
      Although, apart from physical wounds, there are also mental wounds. And they heal sometimes more difficult ...
      1. akarfoxhound
        akarfoxhound 9 October 2020 13: 59
        -2
        In the army, not VLEK, but VLK (this is so, without a joke, but for the outlook), on the An-26Sh they train, not pilots, but navigators, and the more "mental wound" and damaged psyche of a potential enemy, the better. It is hoped that on the VLK "psycho" in the cockpit will not allow
  3. Olgovich
    Olgovich 1 October 2020 10: 21
    +6
    Probably, the cadet managed to survive due to the fact that he was slightly crushed by the aircraft fuselage. This saved the guy from severe burns

    In the video there immediately after hitting the ground - SEA of fire!

    HOW he got out of it even without burns recourse

    Born in a shirt is the only explanation ...
    1. Reviews
      Reviews 1 October 2020 10: 37
      +1
      Quote: Olgovich
      HOW he got out of it even without burns recourse

      The young man got a concussion, bruises, burns.

      After the impact, the right wing went forward and the main fire, it seems, was not in the area of ​​the centropalan.

      ... otherwise it would have burned out.
      1. Ka-52
        Ka-52 1 October 2020 10: 55
        +3
        and the main fire, it seems, was not in the area of ​​the center-scale.

        Its main fuel tanks are located in the caissons of the middle part of the wing and in the spars of the center section. Only the part where there was fuel could burn.
        1. Reviews
          Reviews 1 October 2020 11: 43
          +2
          Quote: Ka-52
          and the main fire, it seems, was not in the area of ​​the center-scale.

          Its main fuel tanks are located in the caissons of the middle part of the wing and in the spars of the center section. Only the part where there was fuel could burn.

          I know where the An-26 has its fuel. Therefore, he wrote that the main fire was not at the CPL. The central tanks on the An-26 with incomplete refueling are produced first. If it was the end of the flight shift (it was already night), then the fuel remained only in the SCC, and in the CSP there were some tens of liters of non-drained residue. Therefore, the cadet was lucky, or even would have burned out - the central submarine is just above the front of the compartment.
        2. ancient
          ancient 1 October 2020 12: 07
          +5
          Quote: Ka-52
          Only the part with fuel could burn.

          drinks
          In this disaster (although in my personal opinion ... can be qualified as ... am )
          On the part of the crew, the uttermost non-professionalism in actions ... well, and as a result ... a mouthful of earth.
          The situation developed, as in a textbook - takeoff with a "faulty" engine (which fails during the flight, while autofeeding did not happen, but manually ..... "forgot), RU-19-300 was not started, there was a negative thrust , as a consequence, a sharp roll (so they still released the flaps at 38g, and not 15g, as in the Airplane Flight Manual) ..... there is no engine power reserve, there is no lifting force, there is no controllability ... a corkscrew and ... earth.
          The result - he killed himself and the whole crew ..... the boy who came up was just lucky.
          Ask where the infa is so detailed .... I will answer - from a person whom I respect immensely, who is a specialist of the highest class in flight, with a wealth of flight experience and ... practically "first hand" bully
          1. Ka-52
            Ka-52 1 October 2020 12: 19
            +3
            RU-19-300 was not launched, negative thrust appeared, as a result of a sharp roll (so they still released the flaps by 38g, and not 15g, as according to the Airplane Flight Manual) ..

            Namely, the raznotyag went with a turn, neither speed nor height was enough to parry. With a loss of speed, they fell onto the wing with a slip, a coup. Further the road is only down
  4. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 1 October 2020 10: 21
    -6
    Let him get well. No wonder he was so lucky. And there, as he decides, either in the Air Force, or in "civilian life".
    1. St Petrov
      St Petrov 1 October 2020 11: 13
      -3
      And there, as he decides, either in the Air Force, or in "civilian life".

      yes, of course, he will also learn and kill your fellow Ukrainians in the ATO
      in civilian life, it is still necessary to get settled, and here they will give you a gun and throw in a hryvnia - and most importantly, they will indicate the goal, you may not even turn on your head - everything you like - you will think with emotions.

      America is with you, red man. But it won't help you and your brothers
      1. The leader of the Redskins
        The leader of the Redskins 1 October 2020 11: 28
        +3
        ABOUT! Have you already been released? What an unpleasant surprise. Well, make a joke, make a mess, eat smart people and back ...
        1. St Petrov
          St Petrov 1 October 2020 11: 38
          -7
          You better answer, smart people, gloriously Povitryani Have you worked out the strength of Ukraine in Lugansk? Were you proud of your brothers at this moment? Did you admire the power of the litaks of Ukraine?

          Do you like to contemplate the path of your wonderful country to the Independence? Didn't you feel a fierce desire to help the Ukrainian Armed Forces resolve the issue with the separatists edge-on?

          Well, make a joke, make a joke, eat smart people and back ..

          Well, you know how to write complaints, I have no doubt about your talents. But I’ll try not to give you a reason, garbage lad. Give you freedom - there would be only one liberot with freelance lads
          1. The leader of the Redskins
            The leader of the Redskins 1 October 2020 12: 02
            -1
            First, learn not to poke. Otherwise it will break ... Or good people will break something ...
            1. St Petrov
              St Petrov 1 October 2020 12: 03
              -7
              for what I am to you on "You" - do you want to break me? Warrior. Well, let's go to the whats up, we will split up by video link, we will discuss the nuances of your future assault


              1. The leader of the Redskins
                The leader of the Redskins 1 October 2020 12: 55
                -1
                Darling! I won't sit on one hectare with you! What a Vatsap! Come back to reality! You are an uncivilized person, I will not say otherwise, so as not to earn a ban. And count your "minuses"! I'm not the only one who doesn't want to communicate with you. And those who you, daredevil, will not be rude on the Internet, but when you meet, will go in your face!
                1. St Petrov
                  St Petrov 1 October 2020 12: 59
                  -1
                  Darling! I won't sit down on one hectare with you! What a Vatsap!

                  warrior, I knew that everything would be so - after your public threats) this is normal. This is the quality of the material. I'm here to anyone who wants to punish me - I'm ready to give my coordinates. Discuss any issue.

                  Or good people will ever break something ...

                  will you wait for omerica? how are your brothers? You moved to a den, but did not become a bear, you remained who you were.



                  And count your "minuses"!


                  Ukrainian waffle workers don't like me, there are enough of them on the site, yes, red-skinned?) Zmagars and liquid oppositionists don't like me yet, all this colored public

                  Do you think I'm worried about this? Your guilt does not sadden me with minuses, do you understand?
                  I feel superior to any of you. Great power chauvinism he is
            2. The leader of the Redskins
              The leader of the Redskins 1 October 2020 12: 05
              -5
              No. I did not admire the lithakas over Lugansk.
              I, at one time, could not believe that our Air Force was pressing Grozny. With all the high-rise buildings, shacks, people ...
              1. St Petrov
                St Petrov 1 October 2020 12: 07
                +2
                I, at one time, could not believe that our Air Force was pressing Grozny. With all the high-rise buildings, shacks, people ...


                what a liar you are, cotton. There were green corridors. This tribe of yours does not know what a peaceful evacuation is.

                What are you all the same - what's here, what's on the roulette. Offended tribe
          2. tovarich-andrey.62goncharov
            tovarich-andrey.62goncharov 2 October 2020 14: 04
            0
            It's almost like that ...
    2. bober1982
      bober1982 1 October 2020 11: 39
      +2
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      And there, as he decides, or in the Air Force

      These, there is no Air Force, these are Powers of Power (translated as, Air Force)
      He needs to run, with Podtryani Celi
      1. The leader of the Redskins
        The leader of the Redskins 1 October 2020 12: 03
        -4
        I know. I know Ukrainian (MOV), but I write that it would be clear to the uninitiated.
        1. bober1982
          bober1982 1 October 2020 12: 10
          0
          Quote: Leader of the Redskins
          I know

          It's them (these), in spite of their former older brother, they called their Air Force so stupidly and, here's the result, so to speak, is obvious (see photo to the article)
          It would seem a trifle, but there are no trifles in aviation, as you know.
        2. Paranoid50
          Paranoid50 1 October 2020 14: 51
          +3
          Quote: Leader of the Redskins
          it was clear to the uninitiated

          laughing laughing laughing Exactly. yes Surzhik brings enlightenment to the masses. fellow wassat
    3. Piramidon
      Piramidon 1 October 2020 11: 52
      0
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      or for "civilian"

      Will travel to schools and "young Bandera" on the ears.
      1. St Petrov
        St Petrov 1 October 2020 11: 57
        +1
        Or to stand on the ground, wiping away a stingy tear and watching the ospreys fly over Kiiv, feeling bouts of envy and belonging to their American brothers

        after all, if it were not for this unfortunate disaster, they would have learned to push the separatists with America further together - and after graduation - they would have flown over some Luhansk - showing that Ukraine is united and unitary

        1. The leader of the Redskins
          The leader of the Redskins 1 October 2020 12: 05
          0
          But envy does not suit you.
          1. St Petrov
            St Petrov 1 October 2020 12: 14
            +3
            only a good boy can think that I am envious of a poor country that stands in an elbow position, suffers from the frenzy of civil war and which has lost its sovereignty

            Ukrainian, synchronize with reality and stop fantasizing. Gozman has enough alternative point of view

            I do not envy, I despise

  5. Ka-52
    Ka-52 1 October 2020 10: 36
    +2
    Kharkiv National University of the Air Force of Ukraine

    at one time he ate a VVU with such legendary names: Vasilevsky (APVO), Vatutin (PZAKU), Govorov (VIRTA PVO). Now, probably hysteria with decommunization would not have allowed the names ((
  6. Lord_Bran
    Lord_Bran 1 October 2020 10: 40
    +3
    Urgently go to Vegas and all the money for zero.
    But seriously, the guy should be blamed from the Ukrainian Luftwaffe. Where is the guarantee that the engine will not fail on another plane? There is no need to tempt fate.
  7. bober1982
    bober1982 1 October 2020 10: 50
    +4
    The cadets were to be taught navigation, radio communications and engine starting ..........., from the article.
    An-26Sh - aircraft for initial training of cadets in navigation and communications, first-second course.
    Here, they pushed a crowd of third-year students (?) And fifth-year students (?) Into the plane to teach them how to start the engine and navigate.
    Well, training.
    1. St Petrov
      St Petrov 1 October 2020 10: 55
      +1
      Well, training.

      this is when local clowns (sympathizing with Ukraine) speak ambiguously, as if hinting at great hydration and redemption:
      "Ukrainian army in 2020, this is not the same collection of lice as in 2014"

      But in fact: waffle APU with the same warriors, devils

      PS You don’t minus, anonymous Ukrainian brother, you sing the anthem of the ukroiny to evil ones who did not disappear, like dew in the sun
  8. bober1982
    bober1982 1 October 2020 11: 15
    +1
    The training program for cadets in navigation and radio communications on the An-26Sh aircraft has been worked out for decades.
    Familiarization flights, the ability to work with a stopwatch, the procedure for conducting visual orientation and communication, working with cockpit fittings, interaction in the crew, and much more.
    This is the level of the first-second course.
    From the third year, the transition to another plane, other tasks, the good old An-26 remains in the past.
    These same, some kind of nonsense.
  9. Knell wardenheart
    Knell wardenheart 1 October 2020 11: 21
    +2
    Really think about it - it's incredible luck, or almost incredible bad luck ..
  10. iouris
    iouris 1 October 2020 13: 01
    +1
    Such is the fate. What is the point of this discussion? Not everyone died - after all, one survived!
    They throw you here, Schaub not to discuss the only reason for this plane crash - the catastrophe of the entire system.
  11. Kushka
    Kushka 1 October 2020 13: 30
    +1
    Quote: Olgovich
    Probably, the cadet managed to survive due to the fact that he was slightly crushed by the aircraft fuselage. This saved the guy from severe burns

    In the video there immediately after hitting the ground - SEA of fire!

    HOW he got out of it even without burns recourse

    Came late, turned on the TV, and there was a report from the place -
    dark and sea of ​​fire, as you write. And in the morning they gave a photo from a drone,
    there AN stands in green bushes, its tail on the road. Later it was
    photo of the forest belt - one ash, comes out burning in the bow
    part - the crew members had no chance. There is a black spot
    on asphalt, i.e. in the middle. View from the site at night and view by day
    indicates that it burned more above the surface than on it.
    It's the same with the victims - there is testimony from this guy - he put out a man,
    there is testimony from one driver - he put out a burning man.
    Leaves people poured fuel.
    1. Vovk
      Vovk 1 October 2020 14: 26
      0
      Once upon a time, we burned down the An-24 in the form of a monument. Without fuel and filling, it burned out in 10 minutes, 5 fire engines could not extinguish it, the metal itself burned, only the tail section and engine nacelles remained from it ...
      I will raise a serious question about the operation of An-24 and An-26 in the air forces of different countries. So, both the Ukrainian Air Force and the Russian Air Force sin by dismantling the fire-prevention system to improve the characteristics of the An-24 and An-26, as well as the "laziness" of the technical staff for refueling the fire systems.
      1. Reviews
        Reviews 1 October 2020 18: 56
        +2
        Quote: Vovk
        The Russian Air Force is sinning by dismantling the fire-fighting system to improve the performance of the An-24 and An-26

        What is this addict delirium?
  12. Papazen
    Papazen 1 October 2020 22: 06
    0
    "Slipped, fell, woke up - plaster cast. I saw nothing and I can not say anything." I believe that his superiors and the SBU strongly advised him to answer all questions in this way.
  13. Maximilian37
    Maximilian37 2 October 2020 12: 45
    -1
    Quote: c-Petrov
    I, at one time, could not believe that our Air Force was pressing Grozny. With all the high-rise buildings, shacks, people ...


    what a liar you are, cotton. There were green corridors. This tribe of yours does not know what a peaceful evacuation is.

    What are you all the same - what's here, what's on the roulette. Offended tribe


    Petrov! Why do you speak Russian, and even on a Russian site? address were not mistaken? Try to write on your barkers, they will understand! and you will not be bored.