Respublika Byelarus', Republic of Belorussia

Cold War

NAME                   VICTORIES        AIRFORCE              COMMENTS

unknown                    1            Belarus AF            Civilian Balloon

  1. On 12 September 1995, a gas balloon (D-CARIBBEAN) participating in the historic Coupe Gordon Bennett international balloon race was shot down by an attack helicopter of the Belarus air defense forces with the loss of the lives of the two pilots on board, Alan Fraenckel and John Stuart-Jervis, American citizens representing the Virgin Islands Aero Club.

Air-to-Air Victories

Date Unit Aircraft Pilot Weapon Victim Country
13th September 1994 Belarus AF Mi-25 ? 30mm Civilian Balloon USA


Sources & Literature
  1. ACIG Team: European Air-to-Air Victories, List of confirmed, claimed, and probable air-to-air victories scored by the pilots of different European air forces during the Cold War, 1948-1989,,
  2. FAI Challanges Official Report on Belarus Balloon Shoot-Down,


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