U.S. Air Force KC-135T Stratotanker aircraft, tail number 85-0092, was late to the Ukrainian Independence Day military parade.
This bizarre incident took place Tuesday morning. A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft belonging to the 100th Air Refueling Wing lost the timecode and was late for the parade in Kiev.
At the end of the parade, the American plane flew above the stands in central Kyiv.
The 100th Air Refueling Wing, the U.S.’s only permanent air refueling unit in Europe, provides the crucial air refueling “bridge”, which allows the expeditionary Air Force the ability to deploy anywhere on the planet at a moment’s notice.
Before the KC-135T Stratotanker military aircraft and helicopters of Great Britain, Slovakia, Poland and Poland successfully completed their flight programmes.
Ukraine’s first military parade was held in many years on 24 August. It celebrated the 30th anniversary its independence and declared it would reclaim territories annexed to Russia.
While units of the Ukrainian army, tanks and armored personnel carriers marched down the central street in Kyiv, a parade of Ukrainian Navy units was held at the Black Sea port Odessa.
In the aftermath of the failed coup against Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, Ukraine declared independence from Soviet Union on August 24, 1991.