"SU 24 aircraft flew around surveying the terrorists' deployments in the morning of July 2. It was fired from the air-defense weapons near the village of Semenivka. The pilot managed to maneuver but one of the shells damaged the aircraft," Dmytrashkivskyi said.
Due to the fact that the pilot turned off the engines, the fire was extinguished and the plane was able to fly another 300 kilometers and land in a distinguished area.
"During shelling the pilot managed to destroy anti-aircraft mount, which fired his plane. The jet caught fire again upon landing, but it was immediately extinguished. There were no casualties among the crew," Dmytrashkivskyi reported.