Belarussian Su 25 crashes, pilot choses not to eject to save civilians

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    A Soviet-era fighter jet crashed in Belarus on Tuesday, killing the man piloting the aircraft, the country’s Defense Ministry said.

    The pilot, Nikolai Gridnyov, lost control of the jet when doing exercises in low-altitude flight, the ministry said, local news agency BELTA reported.

    Ground control ordered the pilot to eject from the plane, but he stayed in order to prevent the machine from crashing into a neighboring village, sacrificing his life to make the jet crash two kilometers away from the village, the report said.

    The ministry did not elaborate on the causes of the crash. Belarusian Air Force has more than 70 Su-25s, which were developed in the 1970s.

    Su-25 Fighter Jet Crashes in Belarus | Defense | RIA Novosti
     
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    RIP to the dead Pilot. What a great sacrifice. Not many can do it .
     
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    Frog foot are quite a old planes now

    anyhow salute to the brave pilot.
     
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    He stayed with the plane all the way to impact? I doubt he didn't at least try to eject at the last minute and failed. Slavic pilots are not suicidal.
     
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    RIP to the pilot!!

    PS - Russians make some the best ejection seats
     
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    RIP Brave Pilot!
     
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    RIP brave one.
     
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    So do all the Soviet and ex-soviet pilots aircraft. Only one frightful example of Sknyliv air show disaster July 27, 2002,, when an airplane embedded in crowd of people, but also then they tried to lead away a machine to the last moment
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    Brave man.

    Salut!
     
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    You know I’m looked the old English press about the events of April, 6, 1966, when the Yak-28 crashed into the lake in the British sector of West Berlin. Nobody writes about the pilots, but only about what successfully got a secret Soviet radar. A pilots led away the damaged airplane from a city and from cemetery ( in that day there was Easter). They were not catapulted and sacrificed their lives to save hundreds of people. And nobody in the West does not know or do not want to know!
     
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    only Russia make good and best ejection seats.. only Russian seats can be ejected at low altitude safely
     
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    Russian pilots are not suicides. They without the fluctuations to sacrifice himself to save others. This nature of Russian person -he does not hesitate to correct things. Even if price to this - its life!
    [video=youtube_share;SqtVfgC62ek]http://youtu.be/SqtVfgC62ek[/video]
     
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