Accident Sukhoi Su-30SM , Saturday 12 August 2023
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Date:Saturday 12 August 2023
Type:Silhouette image of generic SU27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Sukhoi Su-30SM
Owner/operator:Russian Naval Aviation
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Vershinino, Chernyakhovsky Raion, Kaliningrad Oblast -   Russia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Chernyakhovsk Air Base
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
On 12 August 2023, a Russian Naval Aviation Sukhoi Su-30SM, from the 4th Maritime Naval Attack Aviation Regiment, crashed near the settlement of Vershinino in Kaliningrad Oblast while on a training flight. The aircraft crashed in an unpopulated area around 8.5km from Chernyakhovsk air base, and was not carrying any ordnance during the flight. Both crew members, including Mayor Yevgeny Mironov, were killed in the crash. In a statement from the Western Military District to TASS, it was stated that the preliminary cause of the crash was a technical malfunction. Indeed, amateur video of the crash shows the aircraft entering a sharp roll at low altitude, resulting in the aircraft entering an unrecoverable trajectory.



Revision history:

12-Aug-2023 12:18 gerard57 Added
12-Aug-2023 15:05 Iceman 29 Updated
12-Aug-2023 19:02 vasilf Updated
13-Aug-2023 06:26 vasilf Updated
13-Aug-2023 17:56 Anon. Updated
15-Aug-2023 05:52 AlxSrgv Updated
24-Feb-2024 15:20 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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