Russian pilot Yevgeny Kuznetsov was among the victims of the crash of the Be-200 amphibious aircraft in Turkey. He tested this aircraft and also starred in the film Fast and Furious. Return”. About it reported TASS is the chief director of the First Channel Documentary Film Directorate, director of the film is Natalya Gugueva.
“Yes, he died. His family confirmed this too, ”she said.
The documentary “Fast and the Furious. Return “was filmed in 2016. The tape tells about military pilots who had to make a choice after the collapse of the USSR and the entry of their regiment, stationed in the Crimea, into the army of Ukraine. Evgeny Kuznetsov ended up in the Northern Fleet in 1992, after, together with 16 pilots of the Saki Training Center, he decided to participate in the development of the Russian school of carrier-based aviation.
In the movie Fast and Furious. Return ”also tells about the annexation of Crimea to Russia and the armed conflict in the east of Ukraine, which began in 2014.
Colonel Yevgeny Kuznetsov was the head of the 859th center for combat training and retraining of flight personnel of naval aviation, which also included the crashed plane. He was in charge of testing the Be-200 amphibious aircraft. In the spring, Kuznetsov conducted a cycle of flights in the Arctic with landing on Franz Josef Land.
It is also known that in July 2020, Colonel Kuznetsov was a participant in the Main Naval Parade in St. Petersburg. Under his control, the newest Be-200 amphibious search and rescue aircraft flew over the city for the first time. The plane bore the name of Guard Lieutenant Alexander Mamkin, who in April 1944 on the R-5 plane at the cost of his life saved 90 children of the Polotsk orphanage from the territory occupied by the enemy, transfers Fifth channel.
“If I’m not mistaken, recently he was the deputy head of the center in Yeisk. Deck pilot. This is a legend, I knew him when I was young. I quit, and he became the regiment commander. A very good pilot, ”says Honored Military Pilot of the Russian Federation Gennady Bakulin.
Russian amphibious aircraft Be-200, which carried five Russian military and three Turkish citizens, crashed in the afternoon of August 14th. The military extinguished a fire in a forest after a lightning strike. The plane crashed in the province of Kahramanmaras. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported that the crash occurred when the plane was landing.
In early July, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, at the direction of the president, sent an amphibious aircraft Be-200 from the naval aviation of the Navy to Turkey to assist in extinguishing forest fires. On July 29, the Russian Embassy in Ankara reported that three Russian Be-200 aircraft were taking part in extinguishing forest fires in Turkey.