Legendary Ukrainian Su-27 Pilot “Grey Wolf” Killed In An Air-To-Air Battle
According to the Ukrainian military, Colonel Oksanchenko, a fighter pilot, was killed in air-to-air combat during the ongoing conflicts between Russia and Ukraine. Colonel Oksanchenko served the Ukrainian Air Force as a Su-27 display pilot from 2013 to 2018. His aircraft was shot down near Kyiv, the capital city of Ukraine. According to reports, his aircraft was attacked by an S-400 air defense system operated by Russia.
Colonel Oksanchenko also known as the “Grey Wolf” was a talented display pilot who was well recognized internationally too. He took part in various air shows that took place across Europe including SIAF, Czech International Air Fest, and Royal International Air Tattoo too. He was awarded the “As The Crow Flies” trophy (FRIAT Trophy) for the best overall flying demonstration at RIAT 2017 for flying the Sukhoi Su-27P1M.
This talented fighter jet pilot had completed more than two thousand flying hours. He retired from the active services in 2018 and worked as a consultant and a trainer. Due to the recent attacks conducted by the Russians on Ukraine, he voluntarily returned to active duty to serve his country. The Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky posthumously awarded the title “Hero of Ukraine” to this brave fighter pilot.
The world will miss him and his awesome displays!