The cause of the accident Tu-22M3

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Tu-22М3Кадр: video from the press-service of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation / TASS

Crash of Russian (Soviet) supersonic missile-bomber with variable sweep wing Tu-22M3, which occurred on January 22, could happen due to a failure of the route and glide-path systems (KGF) meter range, said Defence Blog anonymous Western expert in the field of aviation.

“It could be a broken KG. When you’re flying blind, you follow the indicators of KGF to maintain the correct angle and speed of descent. It [the plane] was descending too fast — usually, when you reach perhaps 30 meters of altitude, you turn off the power and gently pulled the nose back to slow,” — said the expert.

According to a source publication, the pilot of the Tu-22M3 did not know how close the land is situated. The expert suggested that, in addition to problems with KGF, the accident could cause a faulty ground system.

“According to the official version, he was trying to land, being peretyagina. It’s possible, but if you are too heavy, you reduce the rate of descent using large force and angle of attack, that is keep your nose above. I think he [the pilot] had no idea how quickly it [the plane with the pilot] down,” — said the expert.

To such conclusion the expert came, watching video of the disaster Tu-22M3.

Over the past four years there have been four major accidents Tu-22M3. Victims of the latest incident in January of this year, were three of the four crew members.

In December 2018 at the airfield of Kazan aviation plant completed its first flight of the Russian submarine bomber Tu-22M3M.

Tu-22M3M created in the framework of the program of Tu-22M3. The defense Ministry will decide on the launch of a massive programme of updates of aircraft state testing results. In the case of successful tests to the level of Tu-22M3M modernize 30 Tu-22M3.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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