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The third Su-24 crashed

The third Su-24 crashedThe Su-24 front-line bomber of the Russian Air Force fell in the Kurgan Region. The crew ejected, no one was hurt. The incident occurred on Monday evening, during a training flight. Since it was a non-combat mission, weapons on board was not. The reasons for the third flight incident with the Su-24, which occurred over the past four months, will be dealt with by the special commission of the Ministry of Defense and investigators.


The fall of the third most recent front-line bomber Su-24 of the Russian Air Force occurred in 95 km from Chelyabinsk. According to RIA News source in power structures, Su-24 flew from the airfield "Uprun" in the Chelyabinsk region. The front bomber was piloted by Lieutenant Colonel Gostev and Colonel Yermakov.

The accident occurred in 18.40 Moscow time. According to Igor Konashenkov, the official representative of the Ministry of Defense, the plane fell in a wooded area; there are no casualties on the ground. He clarified that the commander and navigator catapulted. The pilots were not injured.


According to the Ministry of Defense, the crew commander himself, after landing, got in touch with the Shagol airfield, located about 90 km from the crash site. The search and rescue helicopter of the Ministry of Defense set off for the landing site, which delivered the pilots to aviation base Shagol. Now they are going through honey. examination.

According to a source in RIA Novosti in power structures, the wreckage of the car was found. Su-24 fell on the shores of Lake Bolshoy Kashkul in Safakulevsky district. According to him, part of the plane lies on the shore, part - in the lake.


The causes of the flight accident will be established by military investigators and specials. Commission of the Ministry of Defense of Russia. According to the representative of the Ministry of Defense, the commission was set up and will soon go to the accident site to establish the circumstances and causes of the incident. The Military Prosecutor's Office of the Central Military District (Central Military District) began checking for compliance with safety rules and rules for preparing them. The operational-investigative group of the military-investigative department of the RF IC for the Chelyabinsk garrison left for the area where the aircraft fell.

According to a source in RIA Novosti in the Central Military District, according to preliminary data, the failure of one engine could be the cause of the Su-24 accident in the Kurgan Region. A criminal case on the fact of the fall of the front bomber has not yet been initiated. Also, the Defense Ministry has not yet decided to ban flights of this type of aircraft. At the scene, investigators are expected to start work on February 14 morning.


This accident was the third flight incident with the Su-24, which occurred over the past four months. The previous ones occurred in October and December 2011.

Landing at the Ukrainka airbase in the Seryshevsky district of the Amur region, 20 on October 2011, the bomber Su-24 crashed. The landing gear of the aircraft as a result of a hard landing broke down and it turned over. The crew of the aircraft was killed.

29 December 2011 bomber Su-24 caught fire while landing at the airfield Marinovka in the Volgograd region. The pilot and navigator managed to eject. The plane carried out a scheduled flight.


Su-24 is a Soviet and Russian front-line bomber with a variable sweep wing. This aircraft is designed to inflict missile and bomb strikes in adverse weather conditions, at any time of the day, including at low altitudes with a targeted defeat of surface and ground targets. This aircraft is the most popular in the modern Russian Air Force. At the same time, the Su-24 is very complex in piloting a machine that has a high accident rate: in the period from 2000 in Russia, 16 of flight incidents with Su-24 / 24М occurred.
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    PISTOL 14 February 2012 10: 39
    The main sign of so many plane crash Su-24 on the face - they are outdated and it is time to replace them with a Su-34
    1. SlavaS
      SlavaS 14 February 2012 11: 20
      Probably not Obsolete, but rather Aged, and probably both
      1. iouris
        iouris 18 January 2019 17: 24
        Morally obsolete and have developed a resource. The pilots and the engineering staff, who were born in the year of the adoption of the Su-24, became older.
    2. Neighbor
      Neighbor 14 February 2012 12: 04
      Near the airfield. Base su-24. Every half hour over the houses fly with a roar. And if the afterburner - finally, the roar is. It happens at such a speed flies - and you do not have time to notice, you can only hear! It is dangerous, such a bird will fly into a residential building. Residents of high-rises are suing - for the second year already - to no purpose.
      Apartments in some houses on the upper floors fell in the price of units by 200 due to the constant roar. . For some reason, the military does not want to change the route. Although the business is necessary - must fly. Especially beautiful when a link? 5 pieces are flying nearby. wink
      1. Col.
        Col. 14 February 2012 13: 18
        Quote: Neighbor
        Residents of high-rises are suing - for the second year already - to no purpose.

        And with whom are the residents suing? If with the command of the base or even with the Ministry of Defense, then this is silly. Surely the airfield was built much earlier than these skyscrapers, so all the questions are for those who gave the go-ahead for the construction of houses near the base and they probably made money on this, that is. to power.
        1. dim
          dim 14 February 2012 16: 31
          then there was still the Soviet Union and the planes didn’t fly like that (they prepared the carcasses of the civilian navigators) and less often. And right now let them fly elsewhere.
  2. esaul
    esaul 14 February 2012 10: 41
    This is confirmation that 24 needs to be replaced! Well, what else is jabbering about?
    1. Col.
      Col. 14 February 2012 11: 12
      Quote: esaul
      Well, what else is jabbering about?

      And when new, already modified and modern cars fall, is there anything to "talk about" about? The problem is not in the obsolescence of the Su-24 (the car is good and has a large reserve for modernization and extension of the service life), but in the fact that the system of repairs, routine maintenance, pre-flight checks, and, most importantly, personnel training that has developed over the years has been disrupted! Any experienced aviator will say that the professional level of specialists (from pilots and hydraulic fracturing units to technicians and workers at ARP) has significantly decreased compared even to the mid-90s. "Cadres are everything!" - have forgotten this truth.
      1. VAF
        VAF 14 February 2012 11: 38
        I fully support!
  3. Igarr
    Igarr 14 February 2012 10: 42
    As for me - this is a decrease in operational load.
    Would fly longer - professionalism would not lose.
    All, I mean, are pilots, technicians, services.
    Thank God the guys are alive .. and the piece of iron - it is the piece of iron.
  4. Vanek
    Vanek 14 February 2012 10: 47
    The main thing is people are alive.
  5. alps
    alps 14 February 2012 10: 50
    Quote: GUN
    The main sign of so many plane crash Su-24 on the face

    it is obvious that aircraft crashes are a sign that they fly and fly a lot and I think that when there are as many Su-34s in the army as there are Su-24 and they will fly, then they will fall, this is inevitable, if only people did not die.
    1. SlavaS
      SlavaS 14 February 2012 11: 25
      For example, they began to fly in Chelyabinsk for the last couple of years, almost every 15 minutes. On the one hand, happy, because I remember when small was always they flew, but on the other, noisy. When it flies over the city at 11 o’clock in the evening, it’s not possible to talk, not to over-talk, or even sleep.
  6. Dart weyder
    Dart weyder 14 February 2012 10: 51
    it’s high time to change them, because the cars are outdated, but if they had been watched properly, and they weren’t allowed to fly cars that had to rest in scrap metal for a long time - there weren’t any accidents .......... .. and the plane is good - it’s just that its time has come to its logical conclusion, well, at least the men managed to eject — but the iron is not important!
  7. Born in USSR
    Born in USSR 14 February 2012 10: 54
    It’s good that the pilots survived!
  8. 443190
    443190 14 February 2012 11: 05
    Equipment without proper care will always break. And these machines were lucky enough to survive the 90s .... And they are still in service.
  9. Arc76
    Arc76 14 February 2012 11: 09
    It is necessary to increase the flight hours of pilots, there will be less accidents.
  10. Baron Wrangell
    Baron Wrangell 14 February 2012 11: 21
    to fly, fly and fly again! then there will be an increase in flight training! who compared the hours of flight in NATO aviation (training courses at the academy) in our! that's the whole layout!
  11. aironfirst
    aironfirst 14 February 2012 12: 46
    Front-line bomber piloted by Colonel Gostev and Colonel Ermakov.

    it seems that the matter is still in the "hardware", it is hard to believe that the lieutenant colonel and the colonel made piloting mistakes
    1. 443190
      443190 15 February 2012 00: 12
      No one is safe from mistakes ... And the generals are fighting on the ground ... Only this is rarely reported.
  12. Vanek
    Vanek 14 February 2012 12: 56
    The other day it was supposedly an EW plane somewhere in flight began to fall apart.
    So just Chot remembered ..........


    well, yes

    On the ninth of the day it was.
    "The EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare aircraft lost some details in the sky during a training flight near Tokyo."
    1. Col.
      Col. 14 February 2012 13: 21
      Quote: Vanek
      The other day it was supposedly an EW plane somewhere in flight began to fall apart

      Who said he was falling apart? Read my comment on that news. Most likely it was (according to the experience of the service).
  13. ikrut
    ikrut 14 February 2012 13: 32
    While the planes fly, they will fall. Though. Of course, I would like to. that would be less. But it is gratifying that, nevertheless, more and more fly.
    The main thing is that the guys survived. and they will make new ones and deal with the causes of the accident. IMHO.
  14. 443190
    443190 14 February 2012 23: 52
    Judging by the information, everything happened when practicing refueling in the air (DTV) ... and this is a very complex element of flight. Few people own it perfectly. Now is not the years of the USSR when each unit commander with the rank of captain had 1st class and admission to the DTV day and night.