Russian Tu-22M3 Bomber Crash-Lands in Murmansk Region Killing Two Crew Members

A Russian Tu-22M3 strategic bomber has crash landed in the country’s Murmansk region on Jan. 22 killing two crew members and injuring another two, the Russian Defence Ministry said in a statement.

“On 22 January, the Tu-22M3, after completing a scheduled training flight in the Murmansk region, made a hard landing when it encountered heavy snow… According to a report, two pilots were taken to a medical facility, where they’re receiving the necessary assistance. Two crew members were killed”, Sputnik cited the ministry statement.

The Tupolev Tu-22M is a supersonic, variable-sweep wing, long-range strategic and maritime strike bomber developed by the Tupolev Design Bureau. It is designed to destroy naval and ground targets at a distance of up to 2,200 km from home-based airfields with guided missiles and bombs.



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