Accident or sabotage: What killed the crew of the Tu-22M3


The day before, a terrible and at the same time ridiculous tragedy occurred at the Russian airbase near Kaluga. As reported, due to abnormal operation of the forced ejection system, three of the four crew members of the Tu-22M3 long-range bomber-missile carrier were killed. The plane did not even take off the ground. Additional strangeness of this incident is given by the discrepancy in the information about how the fourth pilot managed to stay alive.


The Tu-22M3, according to NATO's Backfire classification, is rightfully considered an "aircraft carrier killer." The supersonic aircraft is the carrier of air-launched cruise missiles that are capable of striking even the US Navy's AUG. Also on the bomber can be placed nuclear weapons. After modernization, the missile carrier is equipped with a special bar for refueling in the air. The Russian Defense Ministry has high hopes for the Tu-22M3, relying on the Kh-32 and Dagger missiles. And here, out of the blue, such a terrible tragedy occurs. What are the main versions being put forward at the moment?

It is known that the commander of the Long-Range Aviation Regiment, the navigator and the navigator-instructor were killed. The pilot who was sitting in the place of the crew commander survived. Apparently, the so-called test flight was coming, which is mandatory for a pilot who has just left vacation or had a long break in flights for other reasons. That is why the regiment commander was in the same cockpit as an instructor. The emergency happened even before takeoff, when the crew was just preparing for it. For some unknown reason, a forced ejection mechanism was triggered right on the ground. The Ministry of Defense commented on the consequences of this as follows:

Due to the insufficient height to deploy the parachutes, three crew members received injuries incompatible with life upon landing.

And in this message lies the main oddity. Yes, the Tu-22M3 ejection mechanism makes it possible to forcibly evacuate the aircraft even while standing on the ground at zero speed. But why did the parachutes of three pilots fail to open, while the fourth, according to the logic of the message, succeeded? Now, in the comments to this incident, one can find the version that three crew members did not have time to properly buckle up, but the commander had time, and only because he was able to survive. But this sounds rather strange, since the technician monitors how each pilot is fastened, and only after that, at their signal, the cockpit canopy is closed. If, we emphasize, if everything was done routinely, then on the basis of the data available at the time of publication of the publication, it can be assumed that the commander survived, who was not forcibly ejected and remained on the plane. Otherwise, it is not entirely clear why his comrades did not have enough height to deploy their parachutes, but he had enough. However, miracles do happen. In the future, more detailed information will appear, which will bring complete clarity.

In any case, a whole host of unpleasant questions arise. What does the bailout mechanism look like? The crew commander has a special toggle switch at his side, with the help of which he can forcibly "throw" all three crew members out of the cockpit. In order to leave the Tu-22M3 on his own, he must separately pull the ejection handle on his chair. In general, outwardly, this algorithm resembles what actually happened. There is already a version that an inexperienced pilot, who found himself in the commander's chair, accidentally pressed the toggle switch. However, oddities still remain. This three-crew ejection toggle switch cannot be pressed so easily, since it is under a protective cover. It is problematic to suspect a craving for mischief and a desire to play with the emergency evacuation mechanism for combat pilots of Long-Range Aviation.

Accident? Yes, pilots have long criticized the seats installed on the Tu-22M3, which are heavy and uncomfortable, the performance of which directly depends on the presence of voltage in the batteries. There is a known case when the voltage dropped from 24 to 22 volts, and the ejection mechanism refused to work. Also, pilots rightly point out that the new helmets developed for them do not fit very well in size to the seat headrest recess. This alone is already a reason to revise the principles of operation of the mechanism designed to save the lives of long-range aviation pilots.

In addition, a version has already been expressed about a random electrical impulse that arose against the background of unfavorable local meteorological conditions, which could lead to abnormal operation of the system. The information on how many pilots were actually ejected should clarify this issue. And the test pilot, Hero of Russia Anatoly Knyshov, even admits the version about the possibility of some sabotage on board a missile bomber. Whether it is so or not, the investigation will show. But during this period there will indeed be problems with the operation of the Tu-22M3. Who will allow pilots to board an expensive supersonic aircraft until the real reasons for the inoperability of the ejection system have been established?
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  1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
    Alexndr p (Alexander) 24 March 2021 16: 14
    +2
    In any case, a whole host of unpleasant questions arise.

    knock down the door in the design bureau and show everyone there, journalist)
    teach them all to work, to design headsets and airplanes. Teach Miller to sign contracts and to love Sechin's homeland.

    Teach Russia how to live. After all, your talent is vast, you have a profession of a journalist - you know everything, but you cannot always write as it is

    But why did the parachutes of three pilots fail to open, while the fourth, according to the logic of the message, succeeded?

    it will be necessary to write a dozen more articles with different thoughts, and then read the official message and ignore this topic in the future, chewing on another sensation, which is hotter in comparison with the dry wording about the reasons

    Nord Stream, almost completed, but not launched yet (I came up with a title for the next sensational article)
    1. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
      Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 24 March 2021 17: 14
      +4
      And what does the design bureau have to do with it ?! Now there are ejection seats that provide rescue of the crew even at zero altitude. The fact that the planes were not modernized in a timely manner and equipped with them is the fault of talkers like you. In addition, each plane is serviced by technicians, and if people died due to their negligence, then article 293, part 3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, let them go to the slammer to sew mittens for 7 years.
      1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
        Alexndr p (Alexander) 24 March 2021 17: 21
        +3
        about the fact that the aircraft were not modernized in a timely manner and were equipped with such

        sofa constructors-purchasers-analysts who, instead of teaching real constructors how to work (or teach MO to handle the procurement of new and modernization of old equipment), write on the forum, advise and denounce

        Article 293 part 3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, let them go to the slammer for 7 years to sew mittens.

        Well, you will continue to write messages on the forum. To each his own. You don’t upgrade airplanes, you don’t assemble chairs, so you can sit imposingly on the couch and arrange SPACE in the form:

        1) Ministry of Defense
        2) Constructors
        3) pilots
        4) technicians

        well, and to someone else, to the heap. Rogozin, for example
        1. Wanderer039 Offline Wanderer039
          Wanderer039 25 March 2021 20: 16
          +3
          What are you doing here ?! You are rude to everyone, you do not respect the people around you, and not only here, but in life. You think that everyone should endure your shoals and sniff in silence. You and your kind will end badly. From people like you, all the problems, troubles and revolutions
    2. Cyril Offline Cyril
      Cyril (Kirill) 24 March 2021 21: 13
      -3
      Cool :) When it comes to the technical problems of the same F-35, you are the first in the ranks of those who advise American designers to create aircraft, right?)
      1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
        Alexndr p (Alexander) 25 March 2021 11: 39
        +3
        When it comes to technical problems of the same F-35

        I rejoice. and I wish the entire western block to switch to this waffle, removing f15,16, a-10 from their parks and on the list further. And I wish you a green card

        so I wish everyone well
        1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
          Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 25 March 2021 18: 22
          -2
          Well, our pilots are actually very pleased with this waffle, they say that it's just a fantastic plane. And why do we need to remove other planes? That when the SU-57 finally goes to the Russian troops, the rest will be removed? Each has his own tasks.
          1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
            Alexndr p (Alexander) 25 March 2021 18: 23
            -2
            so these are my wishes, what can they have with reality?)
            And this character will not be given a green card wassat

            While writing in accordance with the United States oath

            I will uphold and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America from all enemies, external and internal; that I will faithfully serve the United States

            wassat
        2. Cyril Offline Cyril
          Cyril (Kirill) 25 March 2021 20: 20
          -2
          And I wish you a green card

          And I don't need it :) I don't intend to move to the USA. But you seem to have this secret desire. Therefore, you compensate for the suppressed desire with peremptory slogans of your own.
    3. A B B A Offline A B B A
      A B B A (Ivan Bellew) April 19 2021 16: 25
      0
      and you have no questions, everything is very clear to you, right?
  2. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
    sgrabik (Sergei) 24 March 2021 16: 45
    +1
    If they have long been well aware of the problems with ejection seats on the Tu-22M3, then why have they not yet been modified and replaced with modernized analogues, devoid of all these shortcomings, apparently in order for this to finally happen, dozens of pilots must die, which in our videoconferencing and so are sorely lacking. This is no longer saving, this is sheer idiocy !!!
    1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
      Alexndr p (Alexander) 24 March 2021 16: 58
      -3
      This is no longer saving, this is sheer idiocy !!!

      Well, nothing, now Tiktokers (or journalists) will catch up and try to tell how it should be.
      1. alex5450 Offline alex5450
        alex5450 (Alex L) 24 March 2021 17: 51
        0
        Yes, specialists of a wide profile have already pulled themselves up.

        https://lenta.ru/news/2021/03/23/versii/
    2. Igor Berg Offline Igor Berg
      Igor Berg (Igor Berg) 25 March 2021 12: 10
      -4
      Looks like it does not work for the commander-in-chief that both the Rotenbergs and Co. would live satisfyingly, and there would be enough for armchairs, etc.
    3. igor.igorev Offline igor.igorev
      igor.igorev (Igor) 26 March 2021 11: 05
      -1
      What problems did the Tu-22M3 have with this seat until now? This is the FIRST CASE in the history of Russian aviation when the forced ejection of crew members on the Tu-22M3 took place. The commander of the ship will eject on his own.
  3. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 24 March 2021 17: 11
    +3
    Be that as it may, but the crime under Article 293 Part 3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation is obvious and the perpetrators not only can, but also need to be imprisoned for 7 years.
    1. kapitan92 Offline kapitan92
      kapitan92 (Vyacheslav) 24 March 2021 22: 35
      0
      Quote: Sapsan136
      Be that as it may, but the crime under Article 293 Part 3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation is obvious and the perpetrators not only can, but also need to be imprisoned for 7 years.

      First, Mr. Marzhetsky carefully studied the article on VO and posts on 23.03. Our colleagues who flew on this model of the aircraft spoke out there.
      Secondly,

      will show the consequence.

      Sound idea in S. Marzhetsky's article!
      Why all the rest of the chatter and unnecessary emotions.
      Tragedy!
      Condolences to family and friends!
      1. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
        Marzhecki (Sergei) 25 March 2021 06: 48
        -1
        Thanks for the adequate comment.
        Here, for some readers, the spring exacerbation is in full swing.
  4. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 24 March 2021 17: 12
    +5
    My condolences to the relatives of the victims ...

    As for the causes of the tragedy, we will find out about this later. It seems to me that the most likely accidental operation of the system. The planes are not new. I was at this airfield 30 years ago, and they all fly.
    I don't want to swear and argue on this topic at all.
    As for the chairs themselves, the design is not new, the "Tupolev" design has its drawbacks. There were mentions that pilots had already died because of it. The mains voltage dropped and the system did not work. I hope this will be taken into account when upgrading.
    1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 24 March 2021 17: 27
      0
      Quote: 123
      As for the chairs themselves, the design is not new, the "Tupolev" design has its drawbacks. There were mentions that pilots had already died because of it. The mains voltage dropped and the system did not work. I hope this will be taken into account when upgrading.

      The main question is when they are going to take this into account and fix it, how many more years should pass for this and how many pilots will die ???
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 24 March 2021 17: 33
        +2
        The main question is when they are going to take this into account and fix it, how many more years should pass for this and how many pilots will die ???

        Try to answer this question yourself. The plane is about 50 years old. As far as I can imagine, this is the first such case. When do you think you should have thought about such a malfunction? Who has the gift of foresight?
        1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
          sgrabik (Sergei) 25 March 2021 08: 50
          +2
          Now, after all, work is in full swing on a modernized version of the Tu-22M3M, and why not take this problem into account and replace the outdated and obsolete chairs with more advanced and ergonomic ones, with a more efficient and safe ejection system. Where do we save in this case, on people's lives ???
          1. 123 Offline 123
            123 (123) 25 March 2021 13: 35
            0
            Now, after all, work is in full swing on a modernized version of the Tu-22M3M, and why not take this problem into account and replace the outdated and obsolete chairs with more advanced and ergonomic ones, with a more efficient and safe ejection system.

            Do you know if this seat upgrade applies? I personally do not. If you know something, share information.

            What are we saving in this case, on people's lives ???

            An interesting question. The seat was developed about 50 years ago, for a specific aircraft. Approximately 120 aircraft remained in service, most likely fewer. You can't just put a seat from a fighter plane there. We need to develop something new, test the system on an airplane. After all, it does not just throw out the pilot, first the "hatch cover" must be thrown off, then one of the pilots is ejected, then the procedure is repeated with the next crew members. All of this is costly. Where did the idea to develop a new chair come from, if for almost half a century of operation of the old one there was nothing like it?
            If you are so outraged by the "saving on people's lives," why not inquire about the statistics of death in air crashes and road accidents, how many passenger planes are equipped with catapults and how many cars are equipped with airbags. You can ask if there is a program for equipping cars previously released by them. Think about why the interior of the car is not made of titanium, for example, so that it does not deform in a collision. You can ask how things are with the roads. As a rule, head-on collisions are caused by going into the oncoming lane, in order to exclude this, it is necessary to divide the multidirectional traffic lanes with a barrier, in fact, rebuilding the road into a freeway. There are a lot of similar examples. After all, you are probably not interested in the scream of snow falling into the roofs, why did not you remake them in such a way that snowdrifts and icicles would not form there.
            I would like to recall the principle of reasonable sufficiency

            Creation of an absolutely reliable information protection system is impossible in principle. In any case, there remains a non-zero probability of a certain threat or vulnerability being realized. Any information protection system can be hacked - it remains only a matter of time and funds spent by the attacker

            This is, of course, from a slightly different area, but I hope you understand what I mean.
            And please, let's dispense with slogans and proclamations, like - how long? We save lives and so on. If you want to scold the government, officials and so on, there are plenty of other reasons for that. Let's not arrange it here. hi
            1. igor.igorev Offline igor.igorev
              igor.igorev (Igor) 26 March 2021 11: 09
              +1
              Tu-22M3 was not developed 50 years ago, expert. You are confusing it with the Tu-22, this is a completely different plane, even outwardly not similar to the Tu-22M3.
              1. 123 Offline 123
                123 (123) 26 March 2021 15: 52
                0
                Tu-22M3 was not developed 50 years ago, expert. You are confusing it with the Tu-22, this is a completely different plane, even outwardly not similar to the Tu-22M3.

                Really? belay And when, in your opinion, was it developed?

                The article deals with the Tu-22M, in operation since 1974.
                Tu-22 is really a completely different plane. The Tu-22M was presented to the country's leadership as a modification of the Tu-22, so that they would not worry. As far as I remember, there were several upgrades further, now the Tu-22M3 version is being upgraded to the Tu-22M3M version.
                I don’t pretend to be a connoisseur, but I know a little about this plane, I served at that very airfield. Why do you write all this you do not understand request
                1. igor.igorev Offline igor.igorev
                  igor.igorev (Igor) 29 March 2021 22: 39
                  +1
                  After Tu-22M there was Tu-22M2, then Tu-22M3, and now Tu-22M3M.
                  1. 123 Offline 123
                    123 (123) 30 March 2021 09: 47
                    +1
                    After Tu-22M there was Tu-22M2, then Tu-22M3, and now Tu-22M3M.

                    But am I against it? belay
            2. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
              Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 26 March 2021 12: 03
              +3
              Look at which aircraft the British Martin-Baker chair is, one of the most reliable and popular in the World, and you will be surprised. After all, they do not know a shisha, but they undertake to assert
      2. igor.igorev Offline igor.igorev
        igor.igorev (Igor) 26 March 2021 11: 07
        0
        Why are you yelling like that? THIS IS THE FIRST CASE on a Tu-22M3. They'll figure it out. who is guilty. The commander of the ship or "stray currents".
    2. Captain stoner Offline Captain stoner
      Captain stoner (Captain Stoner) 24 March 2021 19: 30
      -7
      As for the causes of the tragedy, we will find out about this later.

      Yes, definitely. We have learned about Doctor Liza and the Alexandrov ensemble for the fifth year already, despite the loud statements of the main friend of the main lover of the Siberian taiga.
      1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
        Ulysses (Alexey) 25 March 2021 19: 00
        0
        Yes, definitely. We have learned about Doctor Lisa and the Alexandrov ensemble for the fifth year already,

        A little over three years, do not juggle.
        The board is military, we may not know anything at all, as well as about this tragic incident.
        And yes, for those who believe, for example, in the poisoning of Navalny, it is useless to present any investigation that does not correspond to their faith.
        1. Captain stoner Offline Captain stoner
          Captain stoner (Captain Stoner) 25 March 2021 21: 52
          -3
          A little over three years, do not juggle.

          Accident of Tu-154 near Sochi
          Date 25 December 2016
          Time 05:27 MSK

          You bend your fingers or fold matches: December seventeenth - one, December eighteenth - two, December nineteenth - three, December twentieth - four, twenty-first - fifth.
          If you don’t catch up, I have one more method, for especially gifted ones :))
          "A little over three years" - waited a year until December 25, 2017 and started to investigate?
          Although who is there to explain :(.
          1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
            Ulysses (Alexey) 25 March 2021 22: 04
            0
            You bend your fingers or fold matches: December seventeenth - one, December eighteenth - two, December nineteenth - three, December twentieth - four, twenty-first - fifth.
            If you don’t catch up, I have one more method, for especially gifted ones :))
            "A little over three years" - waited a year until December 25, 2017 and started to investigate?
            Although who is there to explain :(.

            A little beguiled, it happens.

            This does not negate the fact that the board was military and does not extend to the jurisdiction of the IAC.
            You can pant, fantasize, "incriminate" even to the point of hiccups.

            Your right is in tyrnet.
            1. Captain stoner Offline Captain stoner
              Captain stoner (Captain Stoner) 26 March 2021 07: 58
              -2


              The text of your comment is too short and in the opinion of the site administration does not carry useful information.
              1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
                Ulysses (Alexey) 26 March 2021 21: 05
                +2
                The text of your comment is too short and in the opinion of the site administration does not carry useful information.

      2. kapitan92 Offline kapitan92
        kapitan92 (Vyacheslav) 25 March 2021 23: 21
        0
        You again! That is why all Khokhlomank trolls take such "ringing" nicknames? laughing
        Again mowing under the Anglo-Saxons? laughing

        Quote: Captain Stoner
        we have been learning for the fifth year already, despite the loud statements of the main friend of the main lover of the Siberian taiga.

        Who are "we???
        Do not hesitate to name the country and city ,?
        Usually, "the navigators and those who gave birth to Zeus" can write in a similar tone about those killed in a plane crash.
        Those who shot down TU154 over the Black Sea and still have not paid for the liner, Those who shot down MH 17 and still have not admitted their guilt, destroying all witnesses to the disaster.
        I am surprised at the liberalism of the admin of this site!
        You, Bendera, should have been banned for a long time! Hello site admins. This is our Guarantor playing "brothers and partners" with you, and you are a typical suck. negative
        1. Captain stoner Offline Captain stoner
          Captain stoner (Captain Stoner) 26 March 2021 09: 01
          -3
          ... Khokhlomank trolls ...

          Why is the Ruzafon troll so outraged by the Khokhlomanki trolls? The latter are no worse.

          As for the causes of the tragedy, about this we'll find out later.

          You yourself wrote that "we will find out later." Who do you mean by using the plural? I answered you in the same way: "We have found out for the fifth year already."

          About the seamen, Zeus - you delighted in raving. Then there were obsessive fantasies about the liner and MH 17 ...
          It has long been noticed: if someone dares to speak out differently from your-minded - those are "Ukrainians", "Balts", "fifth column", "Jews" and other "enemies". In your barracks, everyone is obliged to think "uniformly" - ideologically sustained, patriotically correct and in accordance with the "party line."

          I am surprised ...

          You haven't even mastered the rules of your native Russian language, according to one of which subject and predicate are never separated by punctuation marks.

          ... Bender's,

          Who is this? In Moldova there is the city of Bender, as its inhabitants are "Bender residents". The city is part of the PMR, although it is located on the right bank of the Dniester.

          and you are a typical suck.

          In my humble opinion, it sucks - those who cannot write without mistakes in their native language and call Bendery residents "Bendera". Your level is much lower than the baseboard, and is at the level of the sewer.
          1. kapitan92 Offline kapitan92
            kapitan92 (Vyacheslav) 26 March 2021 21: 13
            -1
            Quote: Captain Stoner
            Your level is much lower than the baseboard, and is at the level of the sewer.

            1. Captain stoner Offline Captain stoner
              Captain stoner (Captain Stoner) April 1 2021 08: 49
              -1
              and you are a typical suck.

              So fulfill your wise covenants, an illiterate "Bendera" who is at the level of the sewerage system.
              1. kapitan92 Offline kapitan92
                kapitan92 (Vyacheslav) April 1 2021 12: 06
                +1
                Quote: Captain Stoner
                and you are a typical suck.

                So fulfill your wise covenants, an illiterate "Bendera" who is at the level of the sewerage system.

                Actually, I did not expect anything else! laughing
                Everything said about your person (see above) hi
      3. igor.igorev Offline igor.igorev
        igor.igorev (Igor) 26 March 2021 11: 10
        -1
        Why do you need to know? In the Sochi disaster, the troops had long ago brought everything to the attention of the personnel.
  5. amateur Offline amateur
    amateur (Victor) 24 March 2021 17: 44
    +4
    Gavrila was a good mechanic
    He served in aviation
    And about the problems with the catapult
    A sad opus composed


    An analyst, expert, lawyer and a journalism candidate (or a journalist candidate?) (All according to the author's statements) turns out to be also a specialist in aviation!
    I wrote here once that Mr. Marzhetsky does not have his own style. I was wrong!
    He has a style. Another article - and another "swift jack".
  6. alex5450 Offline alex5450
    alex5450 (Alex L) 24 March 2021 17: 54
    0
    The Tu-95 will fall down and they will say that “it would be necessary to modernize the rescue system of the 50s.” And this is not economically profitable, so they will not do anything.
    And now let's talk about the Yankees and Ukrainians already. The main site profile must be followed.
    1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
      Alexndr p (Alexander) 24 March 2021 18: 07
      +3
      And now let's talk about the Yankees and Ukrainians already. The main site profile must be followed.

      What is the glory of Ukraine? Why is the pride of the Ukrainians connected with the wheel of genotypes?

      Questions are always ready. I haven't thought with the Yankees yet, they are far away
      1. alex5450 Offline alex5450
        alex5450 (Alex L) 24 March 2021 18: 32
        -4
        Well, either intrigues need to be discussed or the fact that "everything is the same there, but even worse!" ) And we only grow stronger from difficulties.
        1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
          Alexndr p (Alexander) 24 March 2021 18: 59
          -1
          also - this is when about 70 million people are dumped from our country
          I think Russia will not sink to such a bottom. There are already places occupied by failed countries

          1. alex5450 Offline alex5450
            alex5450 (Alex L) 24 March 2021 19: 13
            -3
            I wrote - "it's worse there." Especially in the USA where blacks and gays. )
  7. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 24 March 2021 18: 32
    +1
    Yes, an accident. It happens. People are sorry.

    What to suck then? This is not about Hohland and not about Omerika, how bad everything is there ...
  8. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
    Ulysses (Alexey) 24 March 2021 19: 56
    +4
    Yes, the Tu-22M3 ejection mechanism makes it possible to forcibly evacuate the aircraft even while standing on the ground at zero speed.

    Allows you to eject.
    It is not safe to eject.

    On Tu 22M3 the system provides a safe exit at a speed NOT LESS than 140 km / h.

    Hatches at the time of ejection are not fired back, but are thwarted by the flow of incoming air.
    You can imagine what happened in a parking lot at zero speed.

    KK did not shoot himself, therefore he remained alive.
    Basic version, abnormal operation of the forced ejection system.
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 24 March 2021 20: 04
      +4
      Quite right. The need for ejection in the parking lot could hardly have been miscalculated.
      As I understand it, this shooting was made in Ukraine, when there were still such planes.

      1. Wanderer039 Offline Wanderer039
        Wanderer039 25 March 2021 20: 20
        +2
        Ejection that is in the parking lot, that on takeoff, in fact, is about the same, the height is zero, or close to it. Modern pilot's seats provide pilot rescue from zero altitude. The planes need to be modernized, and those responsible for what happened should be punished
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  11. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 25 March 2021 06: 46
    0
    Quote: layman
    An analyst, expert, lawyer and a journalism candidate (or a journalist candidate?) (All according to the author's statements) turns out to be also a specialist in aviation!
    I wrote here once that Mr. Marzhetsky does not have his own style. I was wrong!
    He has a style. Another article - and another "swift jack".

    Your pan is completely burnt hi I advise you to promptly seek help from a specialized specialist, otherwise it will become very bad.
    1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
      Alexndr p (Alexander) 25 March 2021 11: 35
      +1
      count up if our profile specialists would be the same as you in terms of competence, journalist? that would be real bottom

      Well, if a doctor (woe to a doctor with a correspondence YouTube education), like you - after watching videos on YouTube - would begin to do operations, judge medicine and trends - devastation would begin

      So your articles are the same chaos in the heads that the professor spoke about. You write on topics about which you have a vague idea - strictly absentee by YouTube conditional)

      as it does not bother you, I do not understand. maybe because you are a journalist?)
  12. igor.igorev Offline igor.igorev
    igor.igorev (Igor) 26 March 2021 11: 01
    +1
    The KT-1 ejection seat killed the pilots. It should have been replaced long ago by the K-36DM seat, which would ensure the survival of the pilot when ejected from the ground at zero speed. Why this was not done is a big question.
    Well, in this case, either the commander of the ship accidentally activated the system of forced ejection of the crew members, or, again, "wandering currents" are to blame.
  13. Aviator gentlemen! Why, well, why carry missiles on airplanes that themselves can fly to the target being launched from the Ryazan collective farm ?! Vladimir Vladimirovich! The warriors are fooling you, they are making a fool in broad daylight!
  14. Yuri Shalnov Offline Yuri Shalnov
    Yuri Shalnov (Yuri Shalnov) 28 March 2021 22: 13
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    As far as I know from technical sources, on the TU-22, the bailout occurs downward, not upward! Then what safe height are we talking about? Again a high-ranking lie ...
    1. Well, let them fly down - it's an engineering thing!
  15. grig uskov Offline grig uskov
    grig uskov (grig uskov) 31 March 2021 11: 20
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    Dear, to start the crew, the commander must rip off the sealed lock, flip off the cap, incl. tumblers. And who on the right will sadly watch how it is started. The 5th century will be enough for the pyro-cartridges. Here, the system is rather south. The crew is already guilty, they have to button up and report their readiness for launch. Then all the other actions are performed, the guys are very sorry for them and so few. And the ship is excellent.
  16. iv.viktor Offline iv.viktor
    iv.viktor (VICTOR) 31 March 2021 14: 34
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    Blessed memory of the victims and condolences to their families. The easiest way to explain the mess in the country in general and in aviation in particular is sabotage. I think it was not without 007.
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