TEHRAN (defapress) - A Russian Su-24 bomber rolled off the runway on takeoff from Russia’s Hmeymim air base in Syria on Tuesday, media reports said.
News ID: 66284
Publish Date: 10October 2017 - 17:30
"On October 10, when accelerating ahead of takeoff from
the Hmeymim airfield in Syria, a Su-24 aircraft veered off the runway and
crashed. The crew of the plane did not eject in time and died," the
Russian Defense Ministry statement said.
No facilities were destroyed on the ground. A technical
malfunction could have caused the crash, the ministry said, Sputnik reported.
On November 14, 2016 and December 4, 2016, a MiG-29K jet and
a Su-33 fighter, respectively, rolled off the deck of Russia's Admiral
Kuznetsov aircraft carrier and were lost at sea.Both planes were part of the aircraft wing of
Russia's Admiral Kuznetsov during the operation in Syria.
A defense industry source told Sputnik in March 2017 that
the loss of the fighter jets was caused by a break in the carrier's arresting
Earlier in 2016, a Russian Aerospace Forces Mi-28N Havoc
helicopter crashed near the city of Homs in Syria, killing both pilots,
according to the Russian Defense Ministry.