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Unread post14 Jul 2015, 13:40

The crashes keep coming. The crew of 7 are reported to have parachuted from the aircraft and there is an ongoing search and rescue operation.
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articl ... ts-414611/
Tu-95 crash adds to list of recent Russian incidents
A Tupolev Tu-95MS “Bear H” strategic bomber has crashed during a training flight near Khabarovsk, marking the sixth incident involving a Russian air force aircraft since the beginning of June.

According to reports from Russian media, the aircraft crashed at 16:50 local time on 14 July, with all seven on board managing to escape via parachute. A search for the crew members – using an Antonov AN-12 and Mil Mi-8 helicopter – is believed to be under way.

The crash is reported to be the result of equipment failure – specifically engine failure – on board the Tu-95 as the crew conducted an unarmed training sortie in the southeastern area of Russia. The Tu-95 is powered by four Kuznetsov NK-12MP turboprop engines.

This is the sixth Russian aircraft that has crashed since the beginning of June, and the seventh since the beginning of the year, Flightglobal’s Ascend Fleets database shows....Russian Bear Down
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Unread post14 Jul 2015, 15:29

Bsar ? :?
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Unread post14 Jul 2015, 16:07

Pretty amazing that they all made it.
There has been many fatality following Bear incidents in the past.
Afaik there are no ejection seats..

Damn.. the two pilots didn't make it :(
They told the crew to jump, then they went Down With the the Aircraft(ship).
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Unread post15 Jul 2015, 01:48

According to this, the pilot and co-pilot did bail out along witb the crew. I am speculating they were the last to jump and may not have had sufficient altitude to open their chutes. A bad day for the RuAF.
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Unread post15 Jul 2015, 03:57

a moment of silence for the aircrew then
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