Catapults suddenly triggered at Tu-22M bomber during training flight in Russia

Source : 112 Ukraine

The incident killed three people, including the regiment commander, who was sitting in the instructor's seat.
14:38, 23 March 2021

Tu-22M bomber
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Catapults were suddenly triggered at the Tu-22M bomber during a training flight at the Shaikovka airfield in Russia. As a result, three people were killed according to RBC.

Initially, the source said that the Tu-22M bomber crashed. However, later it was reported that the crew umembers died during abnormal operation of the ejection seats.

"On the ground, when the engines were started, catapults were triggered. Three people were killed, including the regiment commander, who was sitting in the instructor's seat," the message says.

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The information about the incident was confirmed by the Russian Ministry of Defense.

It is noted that the Tu-22M is a Soviet long-range supersonic bomber with a variable sweep wing, carrier of nuclear weapons. The bomber has been in service with the Russian military since 1974. It is designed to destroy sea and ground targets with supersonic guided missiles day and night, in any weather conditions.

Earlier it was reported that an An-26 military plane crashed in Kazakhstan near the Alma-Ata airport. As a result of the accident, four people died, two more managed to survive.

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