On Saturday, September 24, the Russian Air Force suffered the largest one-day losses since spring (except for ground losses, for example, the destruction of at least 10 aircraft at the airfield in the Crimean Novofedorovka). Judging by video evidence published both in Ukrainian and pro-Russian z-publics, five aircraft were destroyed in the air in one day: a Su-25 attack aircraft, two Su-34 supersonic fighters, one Su-30 fighter and a Ka helicopter. -52.
The moment of the fall of the Su-30SM fighter of the Russian Aerospace Forces in the Kharkov region. The footage shows two domes - the pilots successfully ejected. It is specified that he was shot down from the Stinger MANPADS.
Analysts of the GeoConfirmed project, who are engaged in geolocation, determined that the Su-30 fighter, as well as the Su-25, were shot down in the Borovsky district of the Kharkiv region (coordinates 49.232297, 37.724656).
A record is also published, according to Ukrainian military publics, of the shooting down of a Ka-52 helicopter.
According to the State Special Communications Service of Ukraine, which did not include the downed helicopter in its report, in total on September 24, 4 aircraft, 13 tanks, 25 armored vehicles, one air defense system, one MLRS, 20 vehicles, 4 special equipment, 7 artillery pieces, 10 drones were destroyed and one cruise missile.
A bad day for Russian military aviation was noted in z-publics.