Andriy Pilshchikov is a military pilot of the 40th tactical aviation brigade of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the call sign “Juice”, Juice Fighter.
He has a page on Instagram.
Callsign JUICE. UkrAF fighter pilot. MiG-29/L-39/KhAZ-30,” he wrote in his profile.
Andriy Pilshchikov began serving in the Ukrainian Air Force on August 1, 2011.
Managed the MiG-29, L-39, KhAZ-30.
When the Russian occupiers staged a large-scale invasion of Ukraine, JUICE began to defend the skies of Ukraine.
How Andriy Pilshchikov died
On August 26, 2023, the Ukrainian Air Force reported that JUICE was killed on August 25, 2023, in a collision between two L-39 combat training aircraft in the Zhytomyr region, Ukraine.
“We are sad to announce that on August 25, 2023, a terrible plane crash occurred in the Zhytomyr region. While performing a combat mission, the crews of two L-39 combat training aircraft collided in the sky.
“All three pilots, unfortunately, died. The investigation is ongoing. Among the dead is a well-known pilot of the 40th Tactical Aviation Brigade with the callsign JUICE. We express our condolences to the families of the victims. This is a painful and irreparable loss for all of us. We also ask you to treat the terms of disclosure of sensitive information with care and understanding in accordance with established procedures and ethical standards,” the Air Force of Ukraine added.
“You were the Ghost of Kyiv. As a person who could not wait out everything calmly, you were ahead and eager to fight… Pilot Juice died tragically on August 25, 2023. Eternal flight, brother, and may the earth be the sky for you, ”TheGhostsOfKyiv post says.