The name of the Soviet pilot who survived in Afghanistan became known

The name of the Soviet pilot who survived in Afghanistan became known

The Soviet pilot, who survived after being shot down in Afghanistan in the 80’s, is, according to unconfirmed reports, Senior Lieutenant Alexander Baranov, said the deputy head of the veteran organization “Combat Brotherhood” Vyacheslav Kalinin. “They, presumably, may be a senior lieutenant Alexander Baranov, a senior pilot of the second air squadron of the Su-25 assault aviation regiment in Bagram, – transmits RIA News” the words of Kalinin. He noted that it is impossible to unequivocally state this yet, since the work on his search actively continues both through official and unofficial channels. According to the “Combat Brotherhood”, September 2, 1986, Baranov did not return from the flight to “night hunting”. The search for the pilot and the wreckage of the aircraft did not yield any results. As Vasily Vysotsky, the Knight of the Order of the Red Banner, who served as commander of the 2nd Aviation Squadron of the Su-25 assault aviation regiment in Bagram in 1985-86, there is still no accurate information about Baranov’s fate. “With Alexander Baranov, we carried out dozens of combat missions in Afghanistan until the summer of 1986, when I entered the VVA. Gagarin and left his regiment. The tragedy happened when I was already in the Union, “Vysotsky said. Earlier, the leader of the Union of Russian Airborne Troops, Hero of the Soviet Union Colonel-General Valery Vostrotin reported that a Soviet pilot, shot down in Afghanistan and considered missing, is alive. Supposedly he is in Pakistan. Why he has not been contacted for 30 years, is unknown. Later, the media reported that a Soviet pilot, shot down in Afghanistan in 1987 and found dead, call Alexander Mironov. According to other sources, we are talking about Sergei Pantelyuk. The daughter of the pilot Sergei Pantelyuk, Larissa, who disappeared 30 years ago in Afghanistan told about his father.

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