A Russian general explains in details why Su-57 fighter jet crashed early today
MOSCOW, (BM) – The engine of the Su-57 fighter, which crashed in the Khabarovsk Territory, was tested using special programs at maximum speeds, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting the former commander of the 4th Army of the Air Force and Air Defense, Lieutenant General Valery Gorbenko.
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Gorbenko said that “every aircraft before being transferred to the troops is thoroughly checked according to special programs that allow us to determine the operability of all its systems,” RIA Novosti reports.
“At the stage of flight tests of the engine, it is driven at maximum conditions and angles of attack. It checks how electronics, air intakes and other systems work. All production aircraft are tested by factory test pilots who are serious professionals before being transferred to the troops,” he added.
Recall that on Tuesday the Su-57 (T-50) fighter crashed near Komsomolsk-on-Amur in the Khabarovsk Territory. The machine is not military and belonged to the manufacturer, the pilot successfully ejected.
According to preliminary data, the cause of the incident was the technical failure of the aircraft control system.
Previously, only two incidents were recorded with aircraft of this type: in 2011, at the MAKS airshow, during the acceleration of T-50-2 with tail number 52, a flash was visible, after which a parachute was released and the aircraft stopped within the runway, and in June 2014 when landing at the airfield of the Gromov LII in Zhukovsky, smoke was observed above the right air intake, then a fire started, which was quickly eliminated. The aircraft was later rebuilt and returned to testing.
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