[Video] Ukrainian Air Force An-30B (shot down by MANPADS) crash site survey

Here’s what survived of the Ukrainian An-30B shot down by MANPADS over Slavyansk.

A short video let’s you have a look at the crash site of the Ukrainian Air Force An-30B, believed to carry out surveillance missions, downed by MANPADS over Slavyansk on Jun. 6.

Just few burnt debris can be identified, including a landing wheel leg.

Footage and photos showed the plane going down and the aircrew jumping from the turboprop before it crashed into the ground.

H/T Steppen Wolf for the link


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