Image of Damaged Russian Ilyushin Il-22M By Ukrainian Airdefense Surfaced Online

Image of Damaged Russian Ilyushin Il-22M By Ukrainian Airdefense Surfaced Online
Credits: Ilyushin Il-22M-11 Zebra coded RA-75920 (c/n 2964017551) at Chkalovsky Airfield (Picture source: Wikipedia/Kirill Naumenko)

As we have reported earlier, Ukraine claims to have taken down Russia’s Beriev A-50 and inflicted damage on the Ilyushin Il-22M aircraft. According to Ukrainian media, the incident occurred on Sunday evening over the Sea of Azov, near the Kyrylivka area in southern Ukraine. The targeted aircraft included an A-50 radar early-warning plane and a Russian Ilyushin Il-22 airborne command post.

Now the image of damaged Russian Ilyushin Il-22M by Ukrainian air defense surfaced online. The military aircraft (reg. 75106) was seriously damaged possibly by Ukrainian forces while flying in the Kerch airspace. Several occupants were injured. The pilots made an emergency landing at Anapa Anapa Airport (URKA), Russia.

Meanwhile, footage posted on Monday afternoon appeared to confirm the damage sustained by the second Russian Ilyushin Il-22M warplane.

Fighterbomber posted a photo claiming to show the cut-up tailfin of the Ilyushin 22 command aircraft in an undisclosed location.

RBC-Ukraine, another broadcaster, subsequently posted what they claimed was a radio intercept detailing the Il-22’s pilot speaking to an airfield controller in Anapa, roughly 170 miles west of where the aircraft was originally struck.

During the intercept, the pilot can be heard calling for an ambulance and firefighters to meet them after landing.

Ukraine’s claim has not been independently verified, and the Russian defense ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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