In Vietnam found the remains, presumably, the Soviet military pilot
HANOI, September 29. /TASS/. In Vietnam found the remains, presumably, the Soviet military pilot Yuri Poyarkov unaccounted for 47 years. This was reported by TASS on Saturday the organizers of searches that have been going on for about a year in the jungles of Northern Vietnam.
“Today during a search operation in the mountain area of Tam found the remains of two pilots, including, presumably, the captain Poyarkova,” said party searches.
The captain of the air force of the USSR., 1933 born in the years of the American-Vietnamese war took place in Vietnam as a pilot-instructor fighter aviation regiment of the Vietnam people’s army.
30 April 1971 captain Poyarkov performed a training flight with a pilot of the Vietnam Cong Phuong Thao on the Soviet MiG-21S. With the plane lost communication, and he disappeared from the radar screen. It was believed that the plane crashed and fell into the jungle.
Neither the plane nor the bodies of two pilots who were in it were not found, since the captain Poyarkov Cong Phuong Thao was listed as missing.
The search for the pilots last year, a group of local enthusiasts after they were contacted Anna Poyarkova — missing granddaughter of a Soviet officer. They found that the accident occurred after goal achievement training flight on the way back to the airbase, and determined the area of a probable crash of the MiG-21S. Last summer the searchers found a fragment of the crashed aircraft, confirmed their assumptions.