Skip to comments.Two pilots killed as Tu-95MS bomber crashes after all 4 engines fail
Posted on 07/14/2015 10:30:45 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT
Two pilots killed as Tu-95MS bomber crashes after all 4 engines fail
Five crew safely parachuted from stricken jet in latest of spate of accidents afflicting military aircraft.
The accident was the sixth involving Russian military aircraft this summer, reported news agencies. The ministry said the crash was probably caused by a malfunction, although other causes were not ruled out, reported Sputnik News Agency.
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All those rubber bands are dry-rotting.
I thought you checked the fuel level.
All four engines failing? I'm going to guess bad fuel.
Word is....they were shot down.
No money for maintaining.
I’ll bet it’s the guy here on Free Republic who can make things happen just by thinking about them.
The who parachuted out of the plane are fine.
The pilots stayed with the plane, and attempted to land it; that is when the pilots were killed.
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“crash was probably caused by a malfunction”
That or gravity. It’s a real toss-up here.
Well, you can fly aircraft built in the 50s, but you need to maintain them pretty effectively.
LOL...the only way all engines fail simultaneously is if they ran out of fuel...or all fuel pumps quit due to electrical failure.
These jokers ran the damn thing out of gas.
Interestingly, had the Tupolev design been more successful, the Tu-114 commercial airliner derived from the Tu-95 could have continued in service with Aeroflot until at least the middle 1980's had they been able to install quieter propellers for the big turboprop engines--the Tu-114 with more modern propellers would probably have a range around 6,000 nautical miles by the middle 1970's, which would have given Aeroflot a plane that could fly further than any Western airliner except the DC-8-62 and the Boeing 747SP.
The odds of four engines failing at the same time due to individual engine failures is astronomical, for all practical purposes, impossible. Unless there is some common element shared by all four engines which failed causing the engines to fail (fuel, electrical system, computer controller, etc.), it is doubtful simultaneous engine failure is the cause of the crash.
If not ran out of fuel, then was serviced with contaminated fuel, and there was enough uncontaminated fuel in the accumulator tanks to get off the ground.
With four turboprops and counter rotating propellers, they have been noted as the loudest aircraft on earth. Not good for a passenger aircraft. Of course, it's a useful indicator of complete engine failure.
"Hey Vasily, seems awful quiet around here all of a sudden."
He was once on a twin engine connecting flight where, try as they might, could only get one of the two engines started. Rather than putting them on another plane, they just took off after a delay of an hour or so.
Fortunately, they landed safely.
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