The su-24 bomber was in the “newsitem position” before they crashed on the air base in Syria Hamim. On Wednesday, October 11, the newspaper “Kommersant”, citing military sources.
According to interlocutors of publication, the indicators in the cockpit was showing before the crash that the plane is ready to takeoff, but the stabilizer, flaps and slats have not been transferred to the desired position.
The cause of the fall could be technical problems, the newspaper said, although the su-24 is fully tested before flight, his state, and had no comments.
Crashed pilots Yuri Medvedkov and Yuri Kopylov was an experienced pilot, who had experience in night conditions at low and extremely low altitudes, and “when the meteorological minimum”.
10 Oct su-24 did about two-thirds of the way down the runway, but was unable to get off the ground and at speeds of about 400 kilometers per hour skidded off the runway. The bomber broke off the front landing gear. Hit the ground, he was damaged and caught fire. As a result of the fuel tanks began to leak fuel, the plane exploded. It is reported that the pilots had no chance to survive.