That day my colleagues and I shot training flights before the opening of MAKS. Four Su-27 “Russian Knights” aircraft and four “Swifts” on the MiG-29 Eight flew around 8 minutes. 11: 52: 03 Time.
After the dissolution with the MiGs, the Dryers flew off four of them. 11: 57: 31.
Shooting and care in the waiting area at the time of work "Swifts"
Board 18 master and slave 01. 11: 59: 38.
12: 02: 24.
The slave plane, which was piloted by Vitaly Melnik, caught up from the top of the plane leading and knocked down the front lamp with the engine, where Tkachenko sat. The operated catapult threw both pilots, but the parachute Tkachenko did not open due to the fact that the seat was damaged. But by the time he was already dead.
18 board crashed into the holiday village of Sosny, the co-pilot Igor Kurylenko landed nearby on a tree, and the body of Igor Tkachenko was found in an open field.
The plane of Igor Shpak circled over the crash site for a long time. After landing it was found serious damage from the wreckage.
An hour later, at the site of the fall near the village of Zahariha.
The second plane fell ten kilometers from the first in the area of the village Denezhnikovo.
A few details from the Su-27 scattered around the neighboring villages.
Immediately after the collision, some witnesses saw two orange domes — these were shot-off braking parachutes.
In Pines, the plane crashed into a residential building, and the hostess died in hospital on 6-day with full burns.
On the basis of the materials of the criminal case opened in connection with the accident, the investigation concluded that a number of violations of the flight rules committed by Igor Tkachenko himself were the direct cause of the crash. The criminal case was terminated on 27 on April 2010 of the year due to the death of the defendant.
Winding and baked on the tree apples.
All flights of the “Russian Knights” at MAKS-2009 were canceled, and only on the last day four aircraft passed through the ranks and shot out, paying tribute to the commander.
Photos with Igor Valentinovich from my archive.
6 August 2004 before flying to Kubinka.
In my memory, this is the only time that the press has been allowed to film the morning briefing.
Air kiss after landing.
Exit to the press after the flight. Before flying, giving interviews is considered a bad omen by pilots.
Alexey Kotomkin, Igor Shpak, Oleg Rjapolov, Igor Tkachenko, Andrei Alekseev, Vitaly Melnik.
Igor Shpak, Oleg Rjapolov, Vitaly Melnik, Igor Tkachenko, Alexander Bogdan, Oleg Erofeev.
With Anatoly Omelchenko.
Here Igor and Sergey Melnikov greet someone of their acquaintances. Sergey is not with us from 2010.
Distribution of autographs.
In native Kubinka 4 August 2007.
Tkachenko ahead, and who was the co-pilot then?
Joint press conference with French pilots at MAX-2007. On the left is the director of the Patrol de France aerobatic team, Lt. Col. Teri Proven.
The Brightling advertisement recalled that the pilots were then presented with a watch with an emergency SOS signal transmitter and group symbols on the dial.
With the leadership of Aviasalona, Svetlana Kapanina in the background.
At the reception at the closing of the air show, 26 August 2007.