Skochkov Igor Ivanovich was the aviation navigator of squadron 25-Guards military transport aviation brigade of the Air Force of Ukraine, Captain.
He was born in May 17, 1977 in the village Blahivka, Rovenky city council, Luhansk region. In 1994 he graduated the secondary school.
Since 1994, he was in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In 1998 he graduated the Kharkov Institute of pilots of the Air Force (now - Kharkiv Air Force University named after Ivan Kozhedub). He had military service of 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 captain Skochkov. 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 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 the captain Skochkov.
He was awarded the Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky III degree (20.6.2014, posthumously).
The wife, the son and the daughter remain.