Russia - Air Force Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29SMT RF-92262
Image ID: 221910
Operator: Russia - Air Force - RF-92262
Aircraft: Mikoyan-Gurevich - MiG-29SMT
Airport: Russia - Lipetsk (UPK / UUOL)
Photo taken on 2012-6- by SergeyL [Contact]
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(29.6.2012, 14:00 CET)
Since June 2012 this aircraft was named a Hero of Russia Sulambek Oskanov. Sulambek Susarkulovich Oskanov - Air Force pilot, Air Force Major General. The First Hero of the Russian Federation. From 1989 to 1992 Head of Lipetsk combat training center. February 7, 1992 during a training flight in adverse weather conditions, the MiG-29 piloted by Oskanov, there was a refusal artificial horizon, resulting in poor visibility was lost spatial orientation. Coming out of the clouds, the pilot saw a town. The cost of their lives, Major-General Oskanov managed to prevent a plane crash on the settlements.