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"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Your Sunday Morning Big Turboprop Noise

Not a good night for that Tu-95 crew.


LRod said...


ZJX, ORD, ZAU retired

Old NFO said...

That one didn't end well...

Anonymous said...

That's bad. My guess is that a turbine disc burst, and the fragment(s) severed the front spar. With the spar destroyed the wing folded and the fuel was released and caught fire. I wonder if anyone survived.


CenterPuke88 said...

A quick search reports 2 of the 5 crewmen were killed. Engine fire in a left engine caused the crew to attempt to abort and the aircraft left the runway and exploded...typical strangely sequenced new story about an aviation accident. Translating, perhaps an engine event caused the suggested fuel leak that severed the wing spar and slewed the a/c off the runway. Kinda a miracle if 3 people got out too. All the reports rely on Russian sources.