Sergei Ivanov visited the area of the crash Lieutenant Kolodkina

Sergei Ivanov

Special presidential envoy on the issues of environmental activities, environment and transport Sergei Ivanov attended a seminar search engines “the Sky of the Motherland” in the Ryazan region and traveled to their field camp. The participants worked at the crash site of the bomber DB-3A of the great Patriotic war. This was reported in received “” the press release of the Search movement of Russia.

Under the assumption of local historians, this aircraft performed a combat mission, the crew of Lieutenant Alexander Kolodkin. The plane crashed on October 17, 1941. Kolodkin was still alive, the others died: the Navigator Boris travel, air gunner Sergeant Boris Gromov and air gunner red army soldier Fyodor Sarmad.

The searchers arrived in the area to check this version. Member of the expert Council for aviation Search movement Ilya Prokofiev, Ivanov, about the history of fighting vehicles: “the Plane crashed, returning from a combat mission. Detailed information on the causes of the disaster is not even in the archival documents, began to decline sharply fell, exploded. The pilot managed to jump out”. According to Prokofiev, has found room both engines.

“But in the act of writing off of the plane behind him are other motors. We will continue to raise the documents to prove that the engines were reversed or will try to find the number that is specified in the act,” he added.

At the seminar “the Sky of the Motherland” gathered search engines from 15 regions of Russia. Executive Secretary Elena Sanaeva reported that, according to the archives, in the territory of the Ryazan region at least 30 airplane crashes, the crash site, many aircraft still not found, pilots still missing. The regional authorities promised to support the search engines. “The importance of this community work cannot be overemphasized. And from the point of view of Patriotic education of youth, young people work with more senior colleagues. (…) Secondly, is respecting the memory of dead soldiers”, — said acting Governor of the Ryazan region, Nikolai Lyubimov.

Ivanov noted that the last ten years he is trying to help the search engines. “Unfortunately, not raised fighters of the great Patriotic war is still very much and I am grateful to the search engines. Instead of spending your vacation on the beach or at the resort, they need to continue this noble work,” said the special representative of the President.