Date & Time: Jun 6, 2014
Type of aircraft:
Antonov AN-30
Operator:
Registration:
80 yellow
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Military
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Plain
MSN:
0608
YOM:
24
Country:
Ukraine
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
5
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
According to Ukrainian authorities, crew was on its way on a reconnaissance mission over positions of pro-federalist militants. While overflying the region of Slavyansk, east part of Ukraine, aircraft was hit by a surface to air missile SAM that hit the right engine which caught fire. Three crew members were able to bail out and later found alive but injured. Out of control, aircraft dove into the ground and crashed in an open field located in Drobyshevo, between the villages of Krasny Liman and Nikolayevka. It was totally destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire. All five other occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Shot down.