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In memory of Igor Tkachenko

Four years have passed since the death of Guards Colonel Igor V. Tkachenko, the commander of the Russian Knights, died.

In memory of Igor Tkachenko

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.

With fans.

At the reception at the closing of the air show, 26 August 2007.

Remember, grieve.

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  1. vitek1233
    vitek1233 20 August 2013 07: 45
    Earth rest in peace
    1. Apollo
      Apollo 20 August 2013 09: 30
      About such speak Russian Athlete and soul and body.
      Bright memory. soldier

  2. Marconi41
    Marconi41 20 August 2013 13: 55
    Yeah ... really, really sorry ...
  3. Denis
    Denis 20 August 2013 14: 24
    In memory of Igor Tkachenko. Nikolay Anisimov
    Listen takes for the soul
    maybe the link is dumb, just type in a search engine
    1. michajlo
      michajlo 21 August 2013 02: 51
      Good evening, dear Denis!

      Eternal memory to such a pilot and commander!

      Thanks for the link, the lyrics are very good with meaning and the video collection itself is also interesting.

      From myself I will add.
      And probably it’s not worth some mocking here about the cause of the collision and the consequences for the relatives of the victims.
      Anyone can make a mistake (including us) or just his time has come ...
      As the saying goes, "Fate cannot be fooled!"

      And none of us are alive today, YET knows how our life will end: heroically, so-so, or very shameful?

      And time itself will put everything in its place.

      Glory to the heroes and masters of the sky, Russian pilots !!!
  4. Lone gunman
    Lone gunman 20 August 2013 15: 14
    On the part of the families of the deceased and injured, he does not seem such a "hero", one way or another, they do not speak badly about the dead, the earth rests on him ...
  5. little man
    little man 20 August 2013 18: 08
    The Kingdom of heaven.
    Once on max, he took an autograph from him.
  6. studentmati
    studentmati 20 August 2013 23: 40
    A deep bow to the Great MASTER, a strong commander, a Citizen with a capital letter and a real Man !!! drinks
  7. Druid
    Druid 21 August 2013 00: 07
    A wonderful pilot, from the chil of those whose flights are on the verge of a big one, such always leave early ... Earth rest in peace for him.
  8. maximus_1974
    maximus_1974 21 August 2013 00: 34
    Kingdom of Heaven, GREAT PILOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. Krsk
    Krsk 21 August 2013 08: 48
    Igor Valentinovich, you rest in peace ... Those who die in the sky for their homeland become the sky above it ...