'Last flight' of doomed Russian general

‘Last flight’ of doomed Russian general caught on video before he died in Ukraine when his SU-25 ground attack aircraft was shot down by anti-aircraft missile

Maj. General Kanamat Botashev, 63, is the tenth Russian general confirmed dead

He is the highest-ranking Russian pilot to have been killed in the conflict so far

His Su-25 fighter jet was shot down by a Stinger missile* over Luhansk on May 24

Land Forces of Ukraine say more than 204 Russian planes have been destroyed

Russia has lost 10 of its generals and more than 40 colonels in bloody fighting

Stinger missile*
The FIM-92 Stinger is a man-portable air-defense system (MANPADS) that operates as an infrared homing surface-to-air missile (SAM). It can be adapted to fire from a wide variety of ground vehicles and helicopters (Air to Air Stinger). Developed in the United States, it entered service in 1981 and is used by the militaries of the United States and 29 other countries. It is principally manufactured by Raytheon Missile Systems

Raytheon Missile Systems

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