Deputy Commander / Senior Test Pilot - Major

Pilot/Commander of the IL-22 Command-Control plane badly damaged when the A-50 "Mainstay" was Destroyed.

Unit: 1338th Test Centre Shchelkovo, Chkalovsky Air Base, Moscow Oblast, Russia

Cargo ID: #1106

English Name: Viktor Ivanovich Klimov

Russian Name: Климов Виктор Иванович

Date of Birth: May 4, 1981 (age: 42 years)

Place of Birth: Armavir, Krasnodar region, Russia

Place of Death: Sea of Avoz, South of Zaporizhzhia Oblast, Ukraine (Shrapnel wound caused by a Patriot Missile, bled out on plane)

Education: Armanir Air Force Academy (graduated 2003)

Social Media: (private)

Awards: Under Investigation