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NOTES

In Afghanistan an estimated 23 Su-25 were lost over nine years

Date

Air Force

A'cft Unit / Serial

based

crashed crew photo seat
16th January 1984
USSR
Su-25   200 OShAE shot down SA-7 in Afghanistan near Urgun lieutenant colonel P. Ruban ejected but parachute failed and he was killed   K-36
18th October 1984
USSR
Sukhoi Su-25     Damaged during combat by AAA during Afghan Conflict Pilot killed    
October 1984
USSR
Sukhoi Su-25     Damaged during combat by AAA during Afghan Conflict V. V. Bondarenko
landed OK
ARE THESE THE SAME LOSS ???  
10th December 1984
USSR
Sukhoi Su-25     shot down by cannon fire over Pandzhsher as it was pulling out of a dive. Crashed into rocks 1st lieutenant V. I. Zazdravnov killed    
13th February 1985
USSR
Sukhoi Su-25     shot down  in Afghanistan Pilot killed    
???
USSR
Sukhoi Su-25     Damaged by AAA -  Drop tank dislodged by hit and would not separate.  During Afghan Conflict Major A.Porublev
landed OK
   
???
USSR
Sukhoi Su-25     Damaged during combat by AAA during Afghan Conflict 1st lieutenant Kovalenko    
6th April 1986
USSR
Su-25   378-th OShAP shot down AA in Afghanistan near Khost colonel A.Rutskoy ejected safely and was rescued

[see also 4th August 1988]

K-36
21st January 1987
USSR
Su-25   378-th OShAP shot down Stinger in Afghanistan near Bagram air base lieutenant K. G.Pavljukov ejected safely but was killed on ground    
mujaheddins have tried to seize him but when they came close lieutenant Pavljukov has blown up themselves and them granate. Hero of Soviet Union
28th May 1987
USSR
Sukhoi Su-25     Hit by enemy AAA. Returned to the airfield with one engine, crash landed
{this aircraft and pilot sustained a AAA hit the day before]
Major A. Rybakov   K-36
28th July 1987
USSR
Sukhoi Su-25     Right engine destroyed. Crash landed and torn away undercarriage     K-36
????
USSR
Sukhoi Su-25     Tail badly damaged by missile. Crash landed into a minefield. Lieutenant P. Golubtzov. Rescued by sappers   K-36
????
USSR
Sukhoi Su-25     vertical stabilizer taken off by a missile. Returned to base Captain M. Burak   K-36
?? July 1987
USSR
Sukhoi Su-25     Hit during combat by AAA. Oxygen system damaged Pilot lost consciousness and died in crash   K-36
4th August 1988
Russian AF
Sukhoi Su-25
 
№03 378-th OShAP shot down 190 miles southwest of Islamabad after straying over
the border from Afghanistan by
Sqn. Ldr. Athar Bukhari PAF
Colonel Alexander Rutskoi ejected safely and was captured [see also 6th April 1986]
(2nd ejection - previous one in 1986 from Su-25 -date not yet known)
K-36
7th January 1989
USSR
Sukhoi Su-25     shot down  in Afghanistan Pilot killed    
February 1990
Angola
Sukhoi Su-25K     Crashed on take-off - pilot retracted nose wheel too early Pilot ejected   K-36L
May or June 1990
Angola
Sukhoi Su-25K     Crashed on take-off colliding with another Su-25K Pilot ejected   K-36L
May or June 1990
Angola
Sukhoi Su-25K     Crashed on take-off colliding with another Su-25K Pilot ejected   K-36L
3 October 1991
Russian AF
MiG-25PU   airbase Hotilovo fire in the right engine      
pilot  colonel A. M. Mironov ejected safely senior lieutenant A. M. Aksutik ejected safely K-36
6th January 1993
CIS AF
Su-25 Frogfoot     crashed in Abkhazia province Pilot ejected   K-36
21st December 1993
CIS AF
Su-25UB Frogfoot   flight training college nr
Krasnodar
crashed during a training flight Pilot ejected safely   K-36
17th February 1994
Azerbaijani AF
Su-25 Frogfoot     shot down by ground fire near the north Nagorny-Karabakh front Pilot ejected but was captured   K-36
23rd April 1994
Azerbaijani AF
Su-25 Frogfoot     Shot down by Armenian forces near Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh Pilot
ejected safely
  K-36
3rd July 1994
Angola
Su-25           K-36
12th September 1994
S
lovak AF
Su-25K           K-36
?? January 1995
Russian Air Force
Su-25             K-36
4th February 1995
10:30h

Russian AF
Su-25 Frogfoot     Shot down by anti-aircraft fire and crashed in a
field near Belgatoi Gekhi three miles southeast of Groznyy
The pilot ejected outside the envelope
parameters of his seat. He died shortly after landing without a fully deployed parachute
  K-36
4th April 1996
17:00h

Russian AF
Su-25 Frogfoot    

shot down during reconnaissance flight over the village of Goiskoye  by Chechen rebels using a Stinger ground to air missile

Pilot ejected

A rescue helicopter recovered him and returned to Khankala Airport, Groznyy.

  K-36
5th May 1996
Russian Air Force
            K-36
11th April 1998
Russian Air Force
Su-25     Initially thought the plane crashed into a hill, investigators are looking into the possibility that the plane strayed over an artillery range during firing practice and was hit by a shell     K-36
pilot killed pilot killed K-36
8th September 1999
Russian Air Force
Sukhoi Su-25     Mechanical failure returning from attack on Chechen positions. A pressurized fuel line exploded. Crashed near the village of Bujnaksks, in the southern republic of  Dagestan pilot ejected and was rescued by federal troops   K-36
3rd October 1999
Russian Air Force
Su-25 Frogfoot     shot down by a missile during a reconnaissance mission over the village of Tolstoy-Yurt. Did pilot die in aircraft ??

Some reports say he ejected but was killed by the aircraft exploding

  K-36
14th October 1999
Russian Air Force
Su-25 Frogfoot           K-36
13th December 1999
1200 hrs Moscow time

Russian Air Force
Su-25 Frogfoot   368th Attack Aircraft Regiment  ??? Damaged by own rocket jamming in the launcher. crashed in Shatoisky district. crashed near the village of Bachi-Yurt Chechnya. Rescued 26 hours after ejecting Sergei Borisyuk [commander of a Su-25 regiment based at Budyonnovsk] ejected safely

[also seen claimed as captured by Chechen fighters]

CAN ANYONE CLARIFY THE DETAILS ?? K-36
15th May 2000
Ethiopian Air Force
Su-25 Frogfoot           K-36
16th May 2000
Ethiopian Air Force
Su-25 Frogfoot           K-36
9th June 2000
Russian Air Force
Su-25 Frogfoot           K-36
Thursday
14th June 2001

16:53 Moscow time

Russian Air Force
Su-25 Frogfoot     crashed into mountains in Chechnya  due to complicated terrain and weather conditions having taken off  during

[version 1] the air show in Le Burje,

[version 2] while on a combat mission in the area of Shatoi, Chechnya

DETAILS APPRECIATED

Pilot killed Capt. Oleg Podsidkov   K-36
Thursday
14th June 2001

Russian Air Force
Su-25 Frogfoot     Pilot Lt. Col. Yuri Yakimenko killed   K-36
3rd April 2002
Ukrainian Air Force
Su-25 Frogfoot     Post mainteance flight. Crashed  in Zaporizhia Pilot killed   K-36
29th April 2002
10:30

Russian Air Force
Su-25 Frogfoot     Crashed during a combat mission six kilometers from Dyshno-Vedeno in Chechnya's Vedeno district Major Igor Ivanovich Bezryadin
died in the crash
K-36
28th July 2002
Ukrainian Air Force
Su-25 Frogfoot           K-36
18th October 2004
Russian
Navy
Su-25UTG   Admiral Kuznetsov
North Fleet
Broke off the right chassis during an emergency landing on the aircraft carrier deck     K-36
6th November 2004
Ivory Coast AF
[FACI]
Su-25UB 21 R Yamoussoukro AB French forces destroyed two Ivorian bombers at an airbase in the capital, Yamoussoukro, along with two Russian-built Sukhoi 25 and three Mi-24 helicopters in retaliation for an Ivorian airstrike that had killed eight French peacekeepers and an American civilian     K-36
6th November 2004
Ivory Coast AF
[FACI]
Su-25UB 20 R Yamoussoukro AB     K-36
Saturday 21st May 2005
Russian Air Force
Su-25 Frogfoot   Russian Air Base, Dushanbe Airport, Tajikistan Technical problems. Crashed 25 kilometres from Dushanbe, Tajikistan Major Vadim Pryadchenko ejected OK   K-36
Wednesday 28th June 2006
10.18 a.m

Russian Air Force
Su-25 Frogfoot Pilot Lieutenant Colonel Andrei Vakhovsky killed. He had informed his flight leader that he did not feel well. He was ordered to eject but did not react K-36
  crashed near the town of Bryansk in southwest Russia near the border with Ukraine
Saturday 30th June 2007
 11:56 local time (0956 GMT)

Dem. Rep. Congo
Sukhoi Su-25     Control lost while coming in to land. Engine malfunction cited. Crashed  next to the runway in the north eastern city of Kisangani during an Independence Day display Pilot killed
No ejection reported
  K-36
Thursday 20th March 2008
0
3:33 Moscow time
 (0:33 GMT)

Russian Air Force
Su-25 Frogfoot   Chernigovka airbase Training flight. Technical problems. Crashed in the Primorye Territory about 143 kilometers (90 miles) from the port of Vladivostok Pilot Squadron Commander Lieutenant Colonel Sergey Yakovenko killed in crash K-36
Wednesday 3rd March 2010
17:00

Azerbaijani air force
Su-25   Shamkir Air Base crashed in Ashagi Ayibli village of Tovuz region of Azerbaijan Famil Elman Mammadli
killed
  K-36
                 
                 

 

 

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