The first commander of the Russian air force, test pilot 1st class Petr Deinekin has died on 80-m to year of life. On it informs TV channel REN-TV, citing a source in the environment. Son Deinekina later confirmed this information to RIA Novosti news Agency.
General Deinekin, honored pilot of the USSR (1984), hero of the Russian Federation (1997), doctor of military Sciences. A week ago he was flown by military transport plane Douglas DC-3 in the aviation parade in Kubinka.