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20 September 2018, 14:42

IL-20 shot down in Syria had natives of Southern Russia on board

Sergey Gavryutin, a resident of Kuban, was the commander of the aircraft Il-20 shot down in Syria, and his assistant was Konstantin Nazarov, a native of the Volgograd Region. The dead list also includes Alexei Sedunov, a military man from the Astrakhan Region.

The incident occurred on September 17, when the aircraft was returning to the air base of Khmeimim. Over the Mediterranean Sea, 35 kilometers from the coast of Syria, the aircraft stopped contacting the base. Later, it turned out that he was shot down by the Syria's air defence system. There were 15 military men on the board of the aircraft, reported the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD).

The number of the persons killed in the crash of the IL-20 includes Sergey Gavryutin, a 33-year-old resident of Yeisk. He was the commander of the aircraft. Sergey Gavrytin had a wife and three children, the "Kuban News" reports.

Konstantin Nazarov, a native of the Volgograd Region, was the second pilot of the IL-20.

"Konstantin Nazarov, a native of the Alexiskovsky farm yard, was killed in the aircraft shot down in Syria ... His mother and sister live in Novonikolaevsk. His father died several years ago," reported Sergey Chulkov, the head of the Novonikolaevsk District, as quoted by the TASS.

Relatives of Konstantin Nazarov reported that he would be buried at his native farm yard with military honours.

The death toll also includes Alexei Sedunov, a resident of the Astrakhan Region. He was a native of Akhtubinsk and served in the army in his native city, but some time ago he was transferred to another military unit and moved to the Moscow Region, the newspaper "Volga" reports.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on September 20, 2018 at 09:35 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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