On April 6, a Ukrainian light-engine plane crashed in the Klintsovsky district of the Russian border Bryansk region. According to the border department of the Federal Security Service of Russia, “the plane crashed near the village of Butovsk for unknown reasons.”
The pilot, who tried to escape to Ukrainian territory, was detained. He was armed with an AKS-74U assault rifle and he had a bulletproof vest.
According to media reports, the A-22 Flying Fox airplane that landed in an emergency was flying towards the Druzhba oil pipeline to drop a bomb.
The private pilot Morozov Alexandr was famous in the Ukrainian Kharkov region for support to the Armed Forces of Ukraine since 2014. However, today during the interrogation by Russian security forces, the pilot with Nazi views and decades of flying experience lied that he was not aware that he entered the Russian territory. According to his lies, he was following another pilot and was told to fly to the southern direction from Kiev to check the Ukrainian air defences and he does not know why he was given a rifle. After the incident he hided the weapon in a forest area because, according to his legend, “he did not want to provoke members of Ukrainian territorial defence who would shot him on the spot if he was armed”.
It is yet to be revealed if the unlucky pilot was simply used by the Ukrainian military for dangerous operations or his flight was part of a larger terrorist operation of Ukrainian services on the Russian territory.