Aircraft Tu-22M3


Emergency aboard Tu-22M3 within the framework of the Zapad-2021 exercises almost led to a disaster

An emergency occurred on board the Russian Tu-22M3 bomber that almost caused the crash.

The information and news agency has information that on September 14, 2021, as part of the large-scale exercises Zapad-2021, an emergency occurred on board the Russian Tu-22M3 long-range bomber, namely, the cabin was depressurized. As a result, the pilots had to urgently reduce the altitude from 7000 meters to 4250 meters and return to the Olenya airbase.

At the moment, information that the 77611 aircraft took part in one of the episodes of the West-2021 exercises has not been confirmed. If the Tu-22M3 bomber really performed tasks within the framework of military maneuvers, it is logical to argue that the task was not completed due to technical problems.

By the current hour, it is known that an emergency on board the long-range bomber Tu-22M3 was recorded at 16:29 pm, and already at 16:57 pm the plane landed at the Olenya airbase. As a result of the incident, there were no casualties, and the landing itself took place in a normal mode.

So far, there are no official comments from the Russian defense department on this matter.


and what happened so bad ?, Masked crew. It was reported that the command decided to return and land at the departure airfield. Passengers also recently had a couple of problems with air conditioning, this is much more dangerous.

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Depressurization of the cockpit does not pose any threat to the crew members of the Tu-22m3 aircraft. All of them wear oxygen masks when flying at altitudes in excess of 4000 meters. And put them on before takeoff.

It is necessary to check the personnel for information leaks. Emergencies have been and will always be, this is a technique and it sometimes fails.

Yes, and in the past (under the USSR) there were similar cases, but no one panicked and did not inflate anything (I personally was in such a situation)

I want to note that this is the second case with our bombers. The first noticeable - when on the ground there was an unauthorized shooting of seats with pilots. Now the cabin is depressurizing. Maybe. still check all the planes again for possible failures?