2022 Irkutsk military aircraft crash

Plane crash in Russia
52°19′59″N 104°11′55″E / 52.33306°N 104.19861°E / 52.33306; 104.19861Coordinates: 52°19′59″N 104°11′55″E / 52.33306°N 104.19861°E / 52.33306; 104.19861AircraftAircraft typeSukhoi Su-30SMCrew2Fatalities2Injuries0Missing0Survivors0Ground casualtiesGround fatalities0Ground injuries1

The crash of the Su-30 occurred at about 17:30 local time on 23 October 2022 in the city of Irkutsk in southern Russia.[2] The Su-30SM aircraft was performing a test flight when it fell on a wooden two-story residential building in 2nd Sovetsky Lane.[3] Both the pilots were killed. The residents of the house were not hurt as they were not home.[4][5]

Background

The accident occurred six days after another plane crash into a residential building in Yeysk. BBC correspondents noted that both planes belong in general to the same family - they were created by deep modernization of the Soviet Sukhoi Su-27 fighter.[6]

Crew

  • Maxim Vyacheslavovich Konyushin — a professional test pilot. He participated in the testing of more than 30 aircraft models. Born in Primorye. He graduated from the Zhukovsky Air Force Engineering Academy with a degree in aircraft testing. He was awarded medals of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation "For Distinction in Military Service" III, II and I degree. He bore the title of "Honored Test Pilot of the Russian Federation".[7][8]
  • Viktor Viktorovich Kryukov — test pilot of the third class, military pilot of the second class. A native of Ukraine. Graduated from the Krasnodar Military Aviation Institute.[7][8]

Crash

On the evening of 23 October 2022, test flights of two Su-30SMs took place over the Irkutsk-2 airfield. One plane landed safely at the airport, while contact with the other plane was lost.[9] The plane crashed on a residential building in 2nd Sovietsky Lane. The five people (two families) who lived in the house weren't home at the time of the crash.[10] Two pilots of the plane were killed.[11] A fire later broke out, injuring a firefighter. According to local authorities, 150 houses were left without electricity after the plane crash.[6]

Investigation

The Investigative Committee of Russia opened a criminal case under article 263 of the Criminal Code (“Violation of the rules for traffic safety and operation of air transport”). A commission has been set up to investigate the crash.[12][13] In the Leninsky district of Irkutsk, a municipal emergency regime was introduced.[14]

The investigation considers two versions of the causes of the disaster - crew errors and equipment failure.[15] It is reported that the crew could have lost consciousness during the flight due to a malfunction of the oxygen equipment or depressurization.[16]

See also

References

  1. ^ https://38.mchs.gov.ru/deyatelnost/press-centr/novosti/4867002 Авиапроисшествие в г. Иркутске
  2. ^ "Крушение Су-30 в Иркутске произошло во время приемо-сдаточного полета" (in Russian). Интерфакс. Retrieved 2022-10-23.
  3. ^ "Крушение Су-30 в Иркутске произошло во время приемо-сдаточного полета". Interfax.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 2022-10-23.
  4. ^ "В Иркутске истребитель Су-30 упал на двухэтажный дом" (in Russian). Коммерсантъ. 2022-10-23. Retrieved 2022-10-23.
  5. ^ "Су-30 разбился в Иркутске во время испытательного полета". Fontanka.ru. 2022-10-23. Retrieved 2022-10-23.
  6. ^ a b "В Иркутске на двухэтажный дом упал военный самолет". BBC News Russian. 2022-10-23. Retrieved 2022-10-23.
  7. ^ a b "Стали известны имена погибших в крушении Су-30 пилотов. Онлайн-трансляция". 45.ru - новости Кургана (in Russian). 2022-10-23. Retrieved 2022-10-24.
  8. ^ a b "Список погибших при крушении самолета СУ -30 в Иркутске: «Вы останетесь в небе, летчики»". KP Irkutsk.
  9. ^ "Mash: при крушении Су-30 в Иркутске погибли оба пилота". ura.news (in Russian). Retrieved 2022-10-23.
  10. ^ "Мэр Иркутска рассказал, что в доме, на который упал Су-30, проживают пять человек". TACC. Retrieved 2022-10-23.
  11. ^ "В Иркутске истребитель упал на частный жилой дом, оба пилота погибли". istories.media. Retrieved 2022-10-23.
  12. ^ "В ОАК заявили, что Су-30 упал в Иркутске во время приемо-сдаточного полета". ТАСС. Retrieved 2022-10-23.
  13. ^ "Russian fighter plane crashes in Siberian city of Irkutsk". BBC News. Retrieved 23 October 2022.
  14. ^ "В Ленинском районе Иркутска из-за крушения Су-30 ввели режим ЧС муниципального характера". TACC. Retrieved 2022-10-23.
  15. ^ "Основными версиями крушения Су-30 в Иркутске назвали отказ техники и ошибку пилотов". Interfax.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 2022-10-24.
  16. ^ "Истребитель спикировал в частный сектор". www.kommersant.ru (in Russian). 2022-10-23. Retrieved 2022-10-24.
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