ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 221000
Last updated: 27 October 2020
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Time:13:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic T22M model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-22M3
Owner/operator:Russian Air Force
Registration: 35 Red
C/n / msn: l/n 83-03
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Olenegorsk/Olenya Air Base (XLMO), Murmansk region -   Russia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Olenya Air Base (XLMO)
Russian Tupolev Tu-22M3 military bomber (35 Red / RF-94159) not armed landed in a blizzard and crashed. Two crew members died in the crash and two -the commander and the navigator- were injured. One of the injured crew members later died in hospital from the injuries sustained in the crash.

According to the military source, the cause of the accident could be a piloting error in worsening weather conditions: the aircraft caught fire and structure was destroyed.
According to the agency interlocutor, the crew members served in Olenegorsk and had a great experience in flying. "These are first class pilots, all have a large number of flying hours," said a source.

The aircraft was produced by the Kazan Aviation Plant. S.P. Gorbunova in 1986 and underwent a major overhaul in 2012.
Specialists of PJSC "Tupolev" will take part in the investigation of the causes of the crash.



Revision history:

22-Jan-2019 12:48 gerard57 Added
22-Jan-2019 12:50 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type, Location]
22-Jan-2019 13:12 RobertMB Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
22-Jan-2019 14:40 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Narrative]
22-Jan-2019 15:11 Iceman 29 Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Jan-2019 17:50 GeoffR Updated [Narrative]
22-Jan-2019 20:41 Anon. Updated [Source]
23-Jan-2019 06:39 sinfu2a Updated [Registration, Cn, Source]
23-Jan-2019 10:15 RobertMB Updated [Cn, Narrative]
25-Jan-2019 12:35 marko Updated [Source]
27-Jan-2019 05:34 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
27-Jan-2019 08:11 Anon. Updated [Source]
27-Jan-2019 08:12 harro Updated [Embed code]
27-Jan-2019 12:26 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description