BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – One of the pilots that died in today’s Su-30 crash off the coast of Latakia was identified as Captain Mayor Albert Davidyan of the Russian Aerospace Forces.

Captain Davidyan was an ethnic Armenian member of the Russian Aerospace Forces that was leading the crew of pilots during today’s mission in the Mediterranean, the Armenian Defense Ministry told Armenpress.

No further details were released about the pilot or his crew.

The Su-30 was believed to have crashed after a bird hit the plane’s engine just off the coast of Latakia.

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2018-05-03 14:31

How can they say such nonsense?!?
WHERE is the 2nd engine?!!
So 1st the bird kills the 1st engine than the tech fail kills the 2nd engine?!
Mechanic problem than – somebody must be guilty in all this…
How else to explain?

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2018-05-04 13:27
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If it happens at low altitude, and usually, few birds fly at high altitude, you lose half of power, so you lose altitude, I suppose pilot tried to engage post-combustion to compensate but they were too low and it was too late, actually, they’d better had bailed out instead trying to recuperate control. Why do you think most airports and airbases deploy falcons (the bird, not the aircraft) to bounce other birds out of the area? But even doing this, collisions happen and even at only 300km/h, especially with big birds, damages can be really impressive, sometimes enough to down… Read more »