Ignition strategic bomber Tu-95MS happened at the airfield near Irkutsk last week, according to the Ministry of defence on 20 October.
According to the press service of the Ministry, the fire occurred on 12 October during a routine training flight at the time when I was running the engines of the aircraft, reports TASS.
The plane during the incident were without ammunition, highlighted in the defense Ministry. The fire was quickly extinguished, but the plane is now already “ready for flight”, added the press service.
18 Oct website АСН24 posted on YouTube a videodepicting the burning of the Tu-95MS, presumably at air base “Ukrainka” (Seryshevo Raion). According to the author of the video, “fired up the turbine starter,” and “it happens often”.
Later, the portal was transferredthat this incident happened at the airbase “White” in the Irkutsk region. According to the source, the incident occurred due to technical malfunction of the bomber.
The recording was made at night. At the time of the fire at the bomber worked the screws. However, neither fire trucks nor the people around could not see, noted the publication.
In June 2015, at the aforementioned Amur air base during a training flight, during takeoff bomber-missile Tu-95 caught fire one of the engines. As a result, the plane turned 180 degrees, it skidded off the runway and burned completely.
Then the Navigator of the bomber Alexey Fedoseev died on the spot, the other six crew members managed to leave the plane and survived, but were injured. The commander of crew Colonel Sergey Porshnev was hospitalized in serious condition and eventually died in the hospital.
Tu-95MS – strategic bomber, carrier of cruise missiles long range. Capable of carrying nuclear weapons.