2014-07-14 Ukraine Air Force Antonov An-26 shot down in eastern Ukraine
The transport aircraft was hit by an anti aircraft missile during flight at 6500 meters in eastern Ukraine region.
The AN-26 came down in an open field near the town of Izvaryne close to the russian border.
Both pilots were fatally injured while the other six were able to bail out before the crash. All of them jumped to safety all but one managed to escape local seperatist militia.
According to a presidential statement, at least one surviving crewmembers was able to contact his superiors after the shot down.
There is speculation the AN-26 was hit by a russian anti-aircraft rocket because the pro russian militia in the region is lacking missile equipment that can reach such altitudes the aircraft was flying at.
The aircraft was on a support flight bringing food and and other supplies to government forces in eastern Ukraine.
Date: 2014-07-14 Time: ~12:00
Location: near Izvaryne
Flight phase: ENR – Cruise, Descent, Holding
Damage to a/c: hull loss
From: – To: –
Operator: Ukraine Air Force
Type: Antonov An-26
Registration: 19 Blue
Age a/c: 34.0575 years
Constr. No.: 9710
AP = Airport / AL = Airlines / Avn = Aviation / AW = Airways / C/N: Construction Number / DSP = Domestic Scheduled Passenger / DNP = Domestic Non-Scheduled Passenger / DSC = Domestic Scheduled Cargo / DNC= Domestic Non-Scheduled Cargo / GND = On the ground / parked, stored / FMN= Flying Mission, Air Work / FRY = Ferry-, Positioning Flight / IMC = Intrument Meteorological (flying) Conditions / ISP = International Scheduled Passenger / ISC=International Scheduled Cargo / INP = International Non-Scheduled Passenger / INC =International Non-Scheduled Cargo/ OPS = Flight Operation(s) / NRV = Non-revenue, Private Flight / TRN =Training Flight / TST = Test & Certification Flight / VMC = Visual Meteorological (flying) Conditions