Another strategic bomber Tu-95 crashed in Khabarovsk region


Another strategic bomber Tu-95 crashed in Khabarovsk region today, July 14. 7 crew members managed to leave the aircraft before the crash.

The crash was reported by “Interfax” with reference to the Ministry of Defense. The ministry explained that the Tu-95MS bombers crashed while performing routine training flight 80 kilometres from Khabarovsk at 9:50 am MSK.

“The crew has left the plane. The flight was performed without ammunition,”- said the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry.

According to preliminary information, the accident happened due to engines malfunction. There is no information about fatalities and devastations so far. A rescue group was sent with a search mission.

This is the sixth accident with Russian military aircraft since the beginning of summer. We have reported 4 of them earlier:

June 6MiG-29 fell down in Astrakhan region due to explosion on board

June 9Bomber Su-34 crashed near Voronezh

June 11Strategic bomber Tu-95 crashed in Amur region

July 6Bomber Su-24M crashed during take-off near Khabarovsk

Also, a MiG-29 crashed on July 3 in Krasnodar region.



Image: “Russian Bear ‘H’ Aircraft MOD 45158140” by Photo: RAF/MOD. Licensed under OGL via Wikimedia Commons.