Deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine voted for the assignment of airport Simferopol name of the national Hero of the Crimean Tatar people Amet-Khan Sultan.
voted for the resolution of 240 deputies with 226 needed, reports the news Agency.
Sultan Amet-Khan, the national hero of the Crimean Tatar people, the Soviet flying ACE, the participant of the great Patriotic war. 30 June 1945 for the successful conduct of 603 sorties, downed himself 30 enemy aircraft of various types and 19 enemy aircraft, shot down in group fights, awarded the title of twice Hero of the Soviet Union. From 1947 until 1971 - test pilot, Honored test pilot of the USSR, the only Soviet pilot, who tested more than 50 types of aircraft: tested them in the air 107 pieces of different mechanisms. Died together With crew 1 February 1971 when performing a test flight on a flying laboratory Tu-LL when testing a new powerful jet engine. In Crimea on March 16 of last year held a referendum on the status of autonomy, more than 96% of participants who were in favor of joining region in Russia. March 21, 2014 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the law on ratification of the agreement on joining of Crimea and Sevastopol to Russia and signed the decree about formation of the Crimean Federal district.