Poroshenko gave the order to the pilot who navigated the plane in Istanbul

Порошенко дал орден пилоту, посадившему самолет в Стамбуле

Poroshenko signed a decree on awarding Akopova

Alexander Akopov flawlessly executed emergency landing of a passenger airliner.

President Petro Poroshenko has awarded the order For courage III Ukrainian pilot Alexander Akopov, who on July 27, in difficult weather conditions, has landed a passenger airliner at the airport in Istanbul Ataturk.

About it reports a press-service of the head of state.

The decree States that Akopov “in extremely difficult weather conditions saved the lives of 121 passengers and 6 crew, performed impeccably fit the emergency of the passenger liner”.

The presidential decree says that the Ukrainian marked the highest state awards for courage and selflessness shown in the line of duty and professionalism.

Poroshenko also called Akopov and personally thanked the pilot for his actions.

“Ukraine is proud of such sons,” said the President during the conversation and promised to personally deliver the award to the pilot.

In turn Akopov told Poroshenko the details of the incident.

As reported Корреспондент.netJuly 27 Airbus A320 Turkish airlines Atlasglobal, piloted by pilots from Ukraine, made in Istanbul crash-landed after hail broke the nose of the aircraft and the glass cockpit. Alexander Akopov landed the plane blindly.