Russian bomber splits in two and explodes into a fireball after landing heavily in a blizzard killing three of its crew.
The Tu-22M3 supersonic bomber was landing in Murmansk in low visibility when it bounced off the runway, breaking the back of the aircraft, sending the cockpit cartwheeling into the ground as the rest of the jet burning.
A terrifying video has emerged of the fatal crash of Russian Tupolev TU-22M3 military jet bomber, which exploded while attempting to land during a heavy blizzard. The nuclear-capable bomber, also known as a ‘Backfire’, was carrying out a training exercise on January 22 before crashing in Murmansk, north of the Arctic circle, due to low visibility. Two of the crew died immediately and two others were taken to hospital, where one later died.
The Russian Ministry defence insisted the jet was not armed at the time of the crash.
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