Turkish military reconnaissance plane crashed in eastern part of the country
ANKARA, (BM) – A Turkish military reconnaissance plane crashed in eastern Turkey, killing seven security officials, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing a statement by the Turkish Interior Minister Suleiman Soilu. According to him, the reconnaissance plane crashed in the province of Van.
It is noted that the plane took off from Van Ferit Melen Airport at 18:34 local time to conduct reconnaissance and surveillance operations in the provinces of Hakkari and Van. On board were two pilots and five police officers.
The plane disappeared from the radar at 22:45, radio communication with the pilots was also lost. Presumably, the crash occurred in the region of Mount Artos, now they are searching for the wreckage of the aircraft.
On July 13, it was reported that a US Air Force F-16 fighter crashed while landing at the Hollomen Air Base in New Mexico. The pilot was able to eject.
US F-35 fifth generation fighter crashed
According to US information sources, the fifth generation F-35 fighter crashed on the territory of the US state of Florida. The plane crash occurred in the area of Eglin air base, where only four days ago another American “stealth” – F-22 fighter crashed as we reported on May 20 this year.
According to the source, the incident occurred on May 19 in the region 21 hours 30 minutes, during a training flight. The pilot managed to successfully eject, while destruction on the ground was avoided, however, the aircraft itself was turned into a pile of scrap metal and cannot be restored.
“Currently, the details remain little known, but the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, crashed from Eglin Air Base, which is located in the state of Florida, crashed. Fortunately, the pilot was able to catapult and was safe. The incident occurred around 9:30 pm local time, while the F-35A carried out a standard training flight. This is the second plane crash taking off from the base in less than a week after the F-22 Raptor crashed on Friday, May 15th. Fortunately, in this incident, the pilot was also able to catapult and survive the crash. This is the third crash of the F-35, which led to the complete cancellation of the glider, “– said the publication” The Drive “.
The command of the American air base Eglin also does not give any detailed comments on this subject, however, this is the second loss of the F-35 fighter and the third among fifth-generation American stealth fighters in less than a year, which raises a lot of questions regarding the reliability of such combat airplanes.
Earlier this year, two US planes crashed in Iraq
As we reported on January 9, the US Lockheed C-130 Hercules military transport plane crashed while landing at the Taji military airfield in Iraq.
“The C-130 airplane of the international coalition collapsed during a landing at the Taji airfield (north of Baghdad – ed.). Its engine burned out,” the source quoted the channel as saying.
According to him, the plane of the international coalition to combat the Islamic State terrorist group crashed due to a “technical problem.” The source does not report possible victims.
Few weeks later, several Arab media have claimed that in recent hours a second US plane crashed near Iraq’s al-Anbar province. According to media’s sources the aircraft is of the US Air Forces, Spartan C-27J transport aircraft and there were four people on board.
According to several media then “in the Iraqi province of Anbar, located on the border with Syria, under mysterious circumstances, an American military transport plane crashed. Four people were on board the transport aircraft – all of them died, while a number of sources indicate the fact that, in fact, the American plane crashed after several shells hit the Kataib Hezbollah anti-aircraft installation, which had previously declared a hunt for the American military”.
In March, a Russian training plane crashed in Kuban
On March 25 we reported that military training aircraft L-39 crashed in the Kuban. According to a source from Interfax, the pilot died.
A TASS source said that the accident occurred in the area of the village of Dmitrievskaya. The plane belonged to the Tikhoretsk branch of the Krasnodar Flight School. According to the interlocutor of journalists, a cadet was at the helm.
The Ministry of Defense confirmed the collapse of the military training L-39 in the Kuban. According to the agency, the flight was carried out without ammunition.
“On March 25, at about 16:00 in the Krasnodar Territory, a combat training aircraft L-39 crashed while performing a planned training flight. The plane was piloted by a 4-year cadet of the Krasnodar Higher Military Aviation School of Pilots. According to preliminary information, the pilot died,” the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement. .
The accident occurred while performing a planned training flight, reports TASS. The aircraft was controlled by a fourth-year cadet. According to preliminary information, he died, the Ministry of Defense said.
Specialists of the search and rescue service were sent to the scene of the disaster.
On February 20, the An-2 plane made a hard landing in Magadan. Onboard there were 12 passengers and two crew members. In five people, doctors discovered compression fractures of the spine.
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