Bomber nonstandard fired a missile near Chelyabinsk

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Photo: Oleg Karsaev / “Kommersant”

In the Chelyabinsk region, the su-24 bombers released non-training missile, reported in the regional Bulletin No. 296 of the Unified dispatcher service (EDDS).

The incident occurred on 23 October at 14:30 local time near the village of Etkul Kopytovo area during a training flight and the firing of the su-24 aircraft belonging to military unit No. 86789 “shagol”. On a place of falling of a fragment of training missiles X-25 crater with a diameter of three meters and a depth of one meter.

“Due to the abnormal operation of units snippet training missiles flying through the polygon along a predetermined path and crashed into a field. Threats to the population there. The remains of the rockets seized by the FSB to determine the cause of the incident”, — is spoken in the message of the EDDS.

The scene also called for the emergency workers, police, Prosecutor’s office, Investigative Committee and representatives of the military unit. During the inspection of explosive subjects it was revealed not.

Tactical bomber with variable sweep wing su-24 is designed for the application of missile and bomb strikes in bad weather and at night, including at low altitudes with the sighting defeat ground and surface targets. The aircraft is capable of speeds up to 1700 kilometers per hour and climb up to 11 miles.

High-precision aircraft missile of class “air-surface” short-range Kh-25, it was accepted into service in 1976, designed in particular to destroy armored vehicles, radar stations and surface ships.

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