Russian TU-22 bomber makes hard landing on rocky soil after engine failure

Russian TU-22 bomber makes hard landing on rocky soil after engine failure

The crew of the plane managed to steer the aircraft away from a residential area and make a landing on soil, the statement said.

The supersonic variable-sweep wing Tu-22M bomber is part of Russias nuclear deterrence triade. The one involved in the Tuesday incident was making a routine flight and didnt carry weapons at the time, the ministry reported. The crew members were not hurt in the incident.

A fatal crash of a Tu-22M happened in northern Russia in January this year when a sudden snow storm forced the crew to attempt an emergency landing. Two crew members were killed in the incident while two others were seriously injured.

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Published time: 2019-12-17 13:12:00
Source: www.rt.com