Photo: Tabyldy Kadyrbekov / RIA Novosti
Armored vehicle BRDM-2 was sunk during the crossing of the Kerch Strait within the framework of the Patriotic action devoted to the Kerch-Eltigen landing 1943. On Saturday, July 25, according to TASS citing a source in the emergency services.
According to the interlocutor of the Agency, six crew members managed to save.
The cause of the accident was the release of the machine to cut with differences in depth five kilometers from the coast and a strong side wind, told the press-Secretary of the public organization, which acted as the organizer of the action, Andrey Konnov.
“Water began to flow into the BRDM-2, standard system of auto save worked, as evidenced by the video from the scene and pumped water. However, it came too quickly,” he said.
According to him, the threat of a fuel spill is not, as machine tanks sealed.
Kerch-Eltigen landing operation lasted 40 days, from 31 October to 11 December 1943. As a result, Soviet troops captured an important operational bridgehead on the Kerch Peninsula, which was later used in the liberation of Crimea from German troops.
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