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Oleg Grigoryevich Kononenko Status: Deceased. Trained as: Cosmonaut. Profession: Pilot. Sex: Male. Marital Status: Married. Children: Two. Birth Date: 16 August 1938. Birth City: Samarsku. Birth Country: USSR. Nationality: Russian. Date of Death: 08 September 1980. Cause of Death: Crash of Yak-38 VTOL fighter during takeoff from aircraft carrier Minsk in the South China Sea. Group: 1977 Buran Group. Detachment: LII-1. Date Selected: 01 January 1977. Date Departed: 08 September 1980. Comments: Buran test pilot.
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