Ukrainian Air Force Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros military trainer Aircraft crashed near Starovirivka settlement
on 2 July 2019, the Военно-воздушные силы Украины (Ukrainian Air Force) lost an L-39ZA in an accident near Starovirivka, Kharkiv region, around 16:00 hours local time.
An L-39, the jet trainer crashed during a training flight in Kharkiv region.
It appears the L-39 Albatros got caught in the wake turbulence of another aircraft flying nearby, which caused the trainer aircraft to violently roll and the pilot eventually losing control altogether.
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He managed to eject safely.
Given the location/region it is likely the Albatros belonged to 203rd Training Aviation Brigade (203 TrAB) of Kharkiv Air Force University. A serial is yet to become known.
The preliminary report says that the incident was caused by the engine malfunction.
L-39s are the training fighter jets mainly used by Ukraine’s Air Force.