Father of cadet killed in An26 crash died in plane downing in Donbas warzone in 2014

The young man’s father, Ihor Skochkov, had served as an aviation squadron navigator with the Army’s 25th Guards Military Transport Aviation Brigade.SnapshotSnapshot

The death of one of the Ukrainian Air Force University cadets who were killed in the An-26 crash in Kharkiv region Friday night, Oleksandr Skochkov, 20, is not the first tragedy in his family, it has turned out.

His father Ihor Skochkov, a military pilot, had died in the Donbas warzone near Luhansk when the enemy downed the Il-76 transport plane he was operating as a navigator on June 14, 2014, Hromadske reported.

Ihor Skochkov, had served as an aviation squadron navigator with the Army’s 25th Guards Military Transport Aviation Brigade.

Skochkov Junior had also sought to become an air force navigator, just like his late father.

(C)UNIAN 2020

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