Famous Ukrainian Pilot ‘Juice’ Dies In Mid-Air Collision
“Juice” was aboard among the 2 L-39s that clashed in Zhytomyr Region throughout a fight objective.
Among the most well-known Ukrainian Air Force pilots, much better understood by his callsign “Juice” was eliminated together with 2 other pilots in a mid-air accident in between 2 Ukrainian L-39 airplane on the night of Aug. 25, 2023. The event took place int the Zhytomyr Oblast, the Ukrainian Air Force validated.
On August 25, 2023, an airplane crash took place in Zhytomyr Region.
Throughout a battle objective, 2 L-39 airplane clashed in the sky.
3 pilots passed away.
Amongst the dead is a pilot with the call indication “JUICE”.
We reveal our acknowledgements to the households of the victims. pic.twitter.com/LOrvhFsmvk
— Ukrainian Air Force (@KpsZSU) August 26, 2023
Juice’s genuine name was Major Andrii Pilshchykov, a 2nd Class pilot and a recipient of the Order of Courage, 3rd Class. Significant Pilshchykov ended up being understood to everybody for the first-hand accounts he supplied to the western media given that the start of the Russian intrusion by means of his social networks accounts.
An awful loss. On August 25th, 2 L-39 military jets clashed over the Zhytomyr area. 3 pilots of the Ukrainian Air Force lost their lives. Among them was Major Andrii Pilshchykov, a 2nd Class pilot and a recipient of the Order of Courage, 3rd Class, understood by the callsign … pic.twitter.com/Oa8cHUX1D8
— Defense of Ukraine (@DefenceU) August 26, 2023
He was likewise amongst the pilots that checked out Washington on behalf of the Ukrainian Air Force to request for western fighters to the United States Congress in 2015, functioning as a casual ambassador of the service. Homages are sulking for Juice throughout social networks, consisting of from Ukrainian President Zelensky, who admired him and the other 2 pilots throughout the message for Ukraine’s Aviation Day.
Today is Ukraine’s Aviation Day. We are working to get F-16s this year to start its brand-new chapter.
Unfortunately, there is likewise awful news. The other day, a disaster in the sky over the Zhytomyr area eliminated 3 pilots, consisting of Andriy Pilschikov, callsign “Juice”.
My heart goes … pic.twitter.com/DSahAg3vom
— Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) August 26, 2023
Stefano D’Urso is an independent reporter and factor to TheAviationist based in Lecce, Italy. A graduate in Industral Engineering he’s likewise studying to accomplish a Master Degree in Aerospace Engineering. Electronic Warfare, Loitering Munitions and OSINT strategies used to the world of military operations and existing disputes are amongst his locations of know-how.