Fwd = Russians Say UFO Possibly Caused Ukraine Air Crash
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Original Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2002 11:58:21 -0700
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»» FarShores UFONews
Posted Aug 5.02
Russians Say UFO Possibly Caused Ukraine Air Crash
[Original headline: 'UFO mogelijke oorzaak vliegramp Oekraïne']
Posted Aug 5.02 [update.gif]
[su27.jpg] Evhen Marchuk of the Ukrainian National Security Council
has told the Interfax news agency that initial investigations into
the disaster, which included detailed analysis of two videotapes
made by air show viewers, "almost certainly" ruled out technical
problems with the aircraft or a possible bird strike.
Marchuk even went so far as to say the investigating commission he
headed had identified birds flying near the airfield at the time of
the crash, but specifically ruled out birds as a cause of the
accident, as the birds were "clearly not near the aircraft" at the
time it hit the ground.
A duty officer at Ukraine's Ministry of Emergency Situations said
this evening he was aware of the NTV television report, but could
provide no further comment.
[Source: Excerpted from NZoom - One News / New Zealand]
Translation based on the original Dutch by FarShores KIEV/Moscow - A
UFO could have caused the calamity that claimed 84 lives, and leaving
almost 200 people injured during an airshow near the Ukrainian city of
Lviv on July 27.
On that Sunday, Russian television station NTV was transmitting the
event as a Soechoi Su-27 jet aircraft performed aerial maneouvres in
the sky at the public airshow. The craft was filmed plummeting out of
control and exploding on the ground among crowds of visitors.
According to NTV, when later reviewing the tape at slow speed they
observed a dark unidentified flying object appear on the right hand
side of the jet, rising in an arc from a wood near the Lviv airfield
just moments before it crashed. NTV says the dark object is definitely
not a bird, but what it is the pictures do not make clear.
KIEV/MOSKOU - Een UFO kan de ramp tijdens de vliegshow boven de
Oekraïense stad Lviv hebben veroorzaakt. Dat heeft het Russische
televisiestation NTV zondag gemeld.
De zender zond videobeelden uit van de vliegshow. Een donkere vlek
lijkt in de baan van de straaljager terecht te komen, vlak voordat
die neerstort. Het onbekende vliegende object (UFO) is alleen te
zien als de videofilm vertraagd wordt afgespeeld. Volgens NTV is de
donkere vlek beslist geen vogel, maar uit de beelden wordt niet
duidelijk wat dan wel.
Op 27 juli stortte een Soechoi Su-27 tijdens een vliegshow neer op
het publiek. Daarbij kwamen 84 mensen om het leven en raakten bijna
tweehonderd mensen gewond. De ramp in Lviv was daarmee de ergste in
de geschiedenis van vliegshows.
Story originally published by:
De Telegraaf / Holland - Aug 4.02
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- Russian broadcaster ORT 1 ( C Band satellite Gorizont , 11 degs west) have
just shown the new SU 27 footage.....
It is clear from the video that the aircraft was approaching , low behind
the tree line, banking slightly onto the centre line... in what looked like
an attempt at a "very" low , slow high-alpha pass .
The video shows the a/cs port wing tip clip the upper branches of the first
tree line , then impact the second tree line , which seemed to throw up a
few branches and debris. From this point on everything started to go wrong ,
and there was no chance of recovery.
The control surfaces look as if the pilot was tring to pull up and to the
right , away from the crowd line in the last few seconds.
No UFO...in fact if anything , the object refered to is debris from the tree
Quality of the video is excellent , although I only managed a black and