The legendary Ilha 2 PHOTO, VIDEO was extracted from the bottom of the Black Sea

The legendary Ilha 2 PHOTO, VIDEO was extracted from the bottom of the Black Sea

A Soviet IL-2 attack aircraft from the Great Patriotic War was recovered from the bottom of the Black Sea - informed journalists the head of the sea search expedition of the Ministry of Defense of Russia - deputy head of the department of the Ministry of Defense of Russia for perpetuating the memory of those who died in defense of the homeland, Andrei Taranow.

The operation of extracting the Il-2 aircraft that lasted several hours, which piloted the Hero of the Soviet Union Yusup Akajew that day, was successful, said Taranow.

He added that the aircraft was excavated from a depth of about 6 meters a few kilometers from the shore by the auxiliary fleet ship KIL-158 of the Ministry of Defense and a special ship with a crane engineering company from St. Petersburg.

In the future, a place will be prepared for him in the form of a monument or exhibit in one of the Russian Muslims, said the deputy head of department.

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