In the Crimean Belbek on October 1, the MiG-31BM was probably lost

On the evening of October 1 at the airfield in the Crimean Belbek occurred an emergency situation with one of the aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces. However, there were few details of what happened, and besides, they looked somewhat contradictory. Now the near-military information resources allegedly became aware of some circumstances of the incident.

A satellite image from the American company Planet Labs, dated October 5, appeared on the Web. It shows the crash site and the airfield. Western analysts are inclined to the version that the incident happened with the MiG-31 series fighter.

In addition, according to the Telegram channel Operativnaya Liniya, as a result of the accident, a two-seat MiG-31BM interceptor was probably lost. Information about the seconded crew of the aircraft was also given.

According to updated data, on October 1, at the Belbek airbase, Crimea, a MiG-31BM fighter-interceptor from the 790th air regiment assigned to the Khotilovo airbase, Tver region, crashed during takeoff. The pilot died, the navigator survived

- says the publication, in which a screen with the silhouette of the MiG-31 was given as evidence.

In the Crimean Belbek on October 1, the MiG-31BM was probably lost

At the same time, this case was discussed at specialized forums. They claim that the first class pilot had a large flight time on such aircraft.

Note that from the very beginning we wrote that the emergency most likely arose during the takeoff of the aircraft, and not during its landing on the runway. At the same time, it is known from open sources that the Russian Aerospace Forces has more than 250 MiG-31 units of various modifications in service and in storage, of which more than 100 are MiG-31BM. We express our condolences to the families and friends of the deceased pilot.
  • Photos used: Planet Labs
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  1. Corsair Offline Corsair
    Corsair (DNR) 6 October 2022 14: 16
    We express our condolences to the families and friends of the deceased pilot.

    So, after all, the pilot died ... Regrettably.

    And then, after all, "in hot pursuit", the Crimean "officials" and the media said that the pilot was not injured ...
  2. South North Offline South North
    South North (don ost) 6 October 2022 15: 32
    beautiful to lose
    legendary board
    in Egypt, the 25th prevented a war with Israel
    our political power has no responsibility
  3. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 7 October 2022 22: 15
    Catastrophes are inevitable, so according to the laws of probability. But when they are too frequent, the reasons are already specific. So this, the cause of the disaster has a name and surname. When officer recruitment schools were dispersed and there were no corresponding commanders, and the military structure with the priority of monetary relations collapsed, disasters became the norm, as the results of the irresponsibility of some and the impunity of others ..