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Offline fredymac

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Tu-22M3 Crash
« on: January 30, 2019, 03:26:52 am »
Extreme hard landing crash which literally breaks the airplane in two.  Amazingly, 2 of the 4 crewmen survived.

« Last Edit: February 09, 2019, 11:44:53 pm by PaulMM (Overscan) »

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Re: Tu-22M3 Crash
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2019, 04:11:57 am »
Amazingly, 2 of the 4 crewmen survived.

Apparently that was a temporary survival for one of them, died later that day.
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Re: Tu-22M3 Crash
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2019, 09:40:08 am »
Not my area of expertise but the approach looked way too fast.  Was the pilot keeping speed up in case of a go around possibly?

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Re: Tu-22M3 Crash
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2019, 09:49:11 am »
Likely an ILS error given the very poor visibility.
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Re: Tu-22M3 Crash
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2019, 10:06:42 am »
I'm not familiar with Tu-22M3's in the landing and touchdown phase, but it didn't look like he flared to arrest the decent rate. Due to poor visibility and possible runway illusions (i.e. snow on the edges of the runway making the runway appear narrower and hence further away), the pilot may have thought he was higher than he was and didn't flare in time. If he was heavily loaded it would have only exacerbated the situation. (Edited to reflect actual designation ;))
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Re: Tu-22M3 Crash
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2019, 01:33:24 pm »
Tu-22M please. Not 22.