Locals bid farewell to the 23-year-old helicopter pilot, Ivan Yarovyi, in Kharkiv Oblast, who was killed in a helicopter crash near Bakhmut on 29 August 2023, along with five other crew members.
Locals bid farewell to the 23-year-old pilot of a helicopter, Ivan Yarovyi, in Kharkiv Oblast (📷Suspilne)
— Euromaidan Press (@EuromaidanPress) September 2, 2023
On 29 August 2023, two helicopters crashed near Bakhmut after the attack of the Russian fighter jet. Six crew members died.
Head of the Eastern group of troops press service, Illia Yevlash, said that two helicopters crashed while trying to evade the attack of the Russian fighter jet near Bakhmut. He didn’t specify whether the helicopters were shot down by the fighter jet or crashed due to unsuccessful maneuvers, saying that the investigation of the incident began.