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Terrifying video of plane crash at Olenegorsk airbase

THE BARENTS OBSERVER: Three crew members died and a fourth is in hospital with serious injuries after the accident, which happened at midday on Tuesday 22. January.

Now have a video from the city been leaked and published on Twitter and YouTube. Several Russian media publish the video this weekend.

There is very poor visibility as the aircraft approaches the runway (approx. 1:10 into recording).

12 seconds after the landingslysene on militærflyet popping out of the fog, hitting the aircraft with the runway and breaks immediately into two. Cockpitdelen of the aircraft from tipping around and skjener along the ground. The rear part of the plane falls over, and becomes an exploding fireball on the snow-covered ground.

Strategic bomber

Olenegorsk airbase is located approximately an hour's drive south of Murmansk on Russia's arctic Kola peninsula.

The 3,500-foot long runway is the longest on the Kola peninsula and serves as the airport for long-range strategic bombers Tu-95 and Tu-160. Such strategic bomber is not, however, deployed in the north.

It crashed the plane, in the video identified as "flight 35", belongs to either the 967. or the 924. luftregimentet, both of which have a number of Tupolev TU-22M'is in operation.

SUCH AS the AIRCRAFT: Such as the Russian bomber out a few seconds after the crash landing. Photo: Barents Observer Show more long-haul aircraft

the Latest satellite imagery from Google Earth from the city shows 33 Tu-22 at the airport, but how many of them that are in operation, is not possible to determine from the picture.

Tu-22M3 is a supersonic, long-distance strategic and maritime bomber which is able to carry the supersonic Kh-22/32 anti-skipsrakettene and the smaller the Kh-15 missiles.

the Crew of four consists of the pilot, a medpilot, a navigator and an operator of its weapons systems. Russian media reports that the plane which crashed 22. January was 33 years old, and was modernized in 2012.

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