Burkavtsov Volodimir Volodimirovich was the onboard aircraft technician of 25th Guards military transport aviation brigade of the Air Force of Ukraine, Lieutenant.
He was born in June 4, 1976 in the village of Tomarivka, Yakovlevsk district, Belgorod region (now - the Russian Federation). In 1993 he graduated the secondary school №20 city of Melitopol, Zaporizhya region.
Since 1993, he had the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In 1996 he graduated from the Kyiv Institute of the Air Force (2000 - disbanded). He had military service in different parts of the Air Force of Ukraine, and since 2003 - in the 25 Guards military transport aviation brigade of the Air Force of Ukraine (military unit A3840, Melitopol, Zaporizhya region).
In the spring of 2014 he took part in anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine.
In June 14, 2014 around 1:00 am, military transport aircraft IL-76 MD Air Forces of Ukraine, during the approach to the airfield Lugansk city, was hit by terrorists of portable anti-aircraft missile system. The plane had 40 soldiers of the 25 th separate Dnepropetrovsk Airborne Brigade and 9 crew members, including Lt. Burkavtsov. As a result of the disaster, the entire personnel of troops and aircrew were killed.
In July 25, 2014 he was buried in the new cemetery in Melitopol.
In February 13, 2015 in Melitopol on the facade of the building of secondary school №20 (Serov street, 62A), where Volodimir Burkavtsov studied, the memorial plaque was established. In June 12, 2015 in Melitopol on the territory of the military unit A3840 there was opened the memorial of the crew Il-76 MD, including the name of Lieutenant Burkavtsov.
He was awarded the Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky III degree (20.6.2014, posthumously).
The mother, wife and daughter remain.