Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Shoot down the Su-24 ran the best navigator of Russia – RBC

bomber Su-24 air and space forces of the Russian Federation makes a landing at the airbase Hmeymim in Syria. November 2nd, 2015

Photo: RIA Novosti

The navigator shot down in Syrian Turkish fighter Su-24 captain Konstantin Murahtin 2014 was recognized as the best among the drivers of these vehicles in international competitions “Aviadarts 2014″ with the participation of pilots from Russia, China and Belarus.

Profile 39-year-old man from Lipetsk with such name and surname, graduated in 1998, Chelyabinsk Higher Military Aviation School Navigators (CHVVAUSH now the Chelyabinsk branch of the military educational and scientific center of the Air Force “Air Force Academy”), registered in the social network “Classmates».

In 2014, Lipetsk portal Gorod48 reported award winners “Aviadarts 2014″, among which was the best crew of the Su-24M from Lipetsk aviation center – pilot Captain Stanislaw Hasanov and co-driver Konstantin Murahtin. For the victory they handed the car Land Rover Freelander. Among the photographs in the “Classmates” have Murahtina there is also a photo of his son with the cup on the background of Land Rover c emblem show “Aviadarts 2014».

Lipetsk aviatsentr in 2001, he received the name 4 – th Center deployment and retraining Flight composition. It includes 968 Study and instruction Mixed Aviation Regiment (IISAP) with a squadron of Su-24M (3rd Bomber air squadron). In August 2015, the center was headed by the former chief of the Russian Air Force Major-General Sergei Cobîlaş.

aviatsentr considered one of the best summer-methodical, research and educational connections videoconferencing Russia and is engaged in the development and improvement of methods of combat the use of tactical aviation, as well as training and retraining of personnel. It served 31 Hero of the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation.

On Wednesday, presidential press service reported on awarding the Order of Courage Captain Constantine Murahtina for heroism, courage and selflessness It is shown during the performance of military duty.

Earlier, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to Putin that the operation to rescue the Russian pilot shot down in Syrian Su-24 was completed successfully. The navigator of the aircraft delivered to the airbase Hmeymim alive and well, he said. The minister said the operation to rescue the pilot lasted 12 hours and was completed by 3:40 MSK. It was attended by Russian special forces and Syrian armies. Shoigu thanked all participants in the operation, “a huge risk that worked all night.” The president, he said, asked to convey thanks to all personnel participating in the operation.

At the Murahtinym for heroism, courage and bravery shown during the performance of military duty, Putin pocmertno awarded two victims of war: Lieutenant Colonel Oleg Peshkov – “Golden Star”, giving it the title of Hero of Russia, and the sailor Alexander Pozynicha – the Order of Courage. Earlier, the Ministry of Defense confirmed the death of one of the pilots of the downed Su-24, as well as a marine-contractor, who participated in the rescue operation, during which the rebels was hit rossiys cue Mi-8 helicopter.

The deceased contractor-Marine Alexander Pozynich He served in Sevastopol. This follows from his profile on the social network “Classmates».

According to data from social networks Pozynichu was 29 years old. He was born in Novocherkassk, Rostov region. He is survived by his wife and two teenage children. In Sevastopol, deployed 812 separate brigade of marines Black Sea Fleet of Russia.

On Tuesday, the head of the Main Operations Directorate of the Russian General Staff, Lieutenant-General Sergey Rudskoy said that the purpose of evacuation of Russian pilots from the landing site was carried out search and rescue operation using two multi-purpose Mi-8 helicopters. During the operation, one of the helicopters was damaged as a result of small-arms fire and made an emergency landing in a neutral territory. The incident resulted in one marine-contractor died Rudskoy said.

According to the general, the rest part of the search and rescue team and a helicopter crew were evacuated and are at the airbase Hmeymim. Helicopter landing under fire from insurgents, militants killed by a mortar.


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