Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Russian Su-34 fighter-bomber aircraft skidded off the runway in Khabarovsk Krai

On 31 July, one of Russian Air Force fighter-bomber aircraft slewed off the runway when its braking parachute failed during a landing at the Khurba air base in Khabarovsk Krai.

According to a report from the local media, a Sukhoi Su-34 Fullback fighter-bomber jet skidded off the runway during landing at the Khurba air base, no one was injured.

The incident occurred on Tuesday, July 31, but it became known only a day later, the TASS news agency said.

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According to the press service of the Eastern Military District, in the Khabarovsk Krai at the airfield Khurba fighter-bomber Su-34 skidded off the runway. As a result of an accident, no one was injured, the fighter-bomber is not damaged.

The Sukhoi Su-34 (NATO reporting name: Fullback) is a Russian twin-engine, twin-seat, all-weather supersonic medium-range fighter-bomber/strike aircraft. It first flew in 1990 and entered service in 2014 with the Russian Air Force.

The Su-34 fighter bomber has been developed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau Joint Stock Company, Moscow and the Novosibirsk Aircraft Production Association at Novosibirsk, Russia.

Currently, there are just a few dozens of Su-34 jets operational, but their number is expected to reach 250 by 2020, as factories building the planes increase their rate of production, along with increased funding.

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