Sunday, January 27, 2019

Russia: Video emerges of TU22 plane crash

(Olenegorsk) On the 22nd January 2019, a Russian Tu-22M3 returning from a  training mission was approaching the runway at  Olenya Air Base in very bad visibility conditions.

The aircraft hit the runway so hard it broke the jets back separating the cockpit area from the rest of the body. 2 of the 4 crew members were killed

The Tupolev Tu-22M (also known as Backfire) is a long-range strategic and maritime strike bomber in service with the Soviet Air Force. In service since 1972, the plane first saw action in Afghanistan and of late has seen extensive action over Syria.