Helicopter Navigator

Unit: 487th Separate Helicopter Regiment for Flight Training, 4th Air and Air Defense Forces Army, Southern Military District

Note: Alexander was stationed in Kansk, which is the home of the 712th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment. This unit is equipped exclusively with MiG-31BM's. It appears he was being retrained as a helicopter navigator at the time of the crash.
Crashed near the village of Svitle, Dzhankoi Raion, Crimea, in a training accident. His pilot was Major Evgeny Polyakov [Cargo ID #788].

Cargo ID: #868

English Name: Alexander Alexandrovich Bondarev

Russian Name: Бондарев Александр Александрович

Date of Birth: January 31, 1978 (age: 45 years)

Place of Birth: village of Sakkulovo, Sauzbashevsky Selsoviet, Krasnokamsky District, Bashkortostan, Russia

Education: Chelyabinsk Higher Command School of Navigators

Social Media: OK.ru

Awards: Order of Courage (ph.)

Representative photo: Mi-28N s/n RF-93275, code 03 yellow, of the Russian Air Force (src. Chris Lofting).