“Kommersant” has found out the name of the Soviet pilot, went missing in Afghanistan 30 years ago
Today the head of the Union of paratroopers of Russia Valery Vostrotin told “RIA Novosti” that the Soviet pilot, went missing during the war in Afghanistan, was found alive. His name is Mr. Vorotilkin did not name, citing privacy requirements. Another interviewee of the Agency said that the pilot was shot down in 1987.
Sergey pantelyuk supposedly lived previously in the city Bataisk Rostov region. In Afghanistan he served in the 263-th separate reconnaissance squadron of the air force. His su-17 27 October 1987 took off from the Bagram airfield and was allegedly shot down out of MANPADS within 180 km northeast of Bagram. The plane and the pilot was never found.
The name of Sergei Pantelyuka with the caption “missing” listed on the plaque of graduates of the school of Zernograd No. 2, died while performing international duty. About this “Kommersant-Yug” said the head of the Zernogradskiy district public organization “Union of Veterans of Afghanistan”. About this “Kommersant-Yug” said the head of the Zernogradskiy district public organization “Union of Veterans of Afghanistan”. “There is also a monument to the defenders of the Fatherland from Zernograd killed in the line of military duty. Every year on the day of soldier-internationalist monument, where among the 22 names on there is and his name, and lay flowers,” said he. According to the interlocutor of “Kommersant-South”, Mr. Pantelyuka 80-year-old mother and sister.
The return was found of the pilot being discussed with Afghanistan. “Now we need assistance, not only financial, but also administrative, public organizations, diplomatic work,” — said “RIA Novosti” Mr. Vorotilkin.
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