Sukhoi Su-34 ‘Fullback’: An Accident-prone Aircraft of RuAF

The Su-34 is a medium-range fighter-bomber, adopted by the Russian Air Force in the 1980s. The plane is expected to replace the aging Su-24 bomber, which has remained in service since the 1970s. So far the Su-34 has seen some action in Syria, but rest of time, the Su-34 has engaged in numerous accidents during peace time in Russia.

Two Sukhoi Su-34 fighter bomber aircraft, which collided mid-air in the Far East, fell into the sea after its crew ejected, the fate of another plane is unknown, a source in the regional law enforcement agencies informed TASS on Friday.

The cockpit, one engine, and fuselage of one of the planes were damaged while the other lost part of its wing, along with the electronic countermeasures system. Debris was ingested by an engine. Despite the damage, both jets managed to land after the incident and no injury was reported.

Two Su-34 Collide with each

The collision appears to have been caused by a pilots’ mistake, who lost visual contact, according to a source quoted by TASS. “The pilots’ error resulted in the collision over the Lipetsk Region, a special commission is now studying the details of the accident, which will particularly determine the extent of responsibility of each of the crews,” the source said.

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On January 18, 2019, two Sukhoi Su-34 strike aircraft of the Russian Air Force crashed into the Sea of Japan during a training flight near Komsomolsk-on-Amur. Only one of four pilots managed to eject and was rescued. All Su-34 flights suspended in Russia following accident in Far East — reported TASS news agency.

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One of the pilots of the Su-34 bomber that crashed in the sea in Russia’s Far East has been found by the rescue crew, the Russian Defence Ministry added. The dramatic rescue mission saw one pilot found on a life raft in the sea, and could be picked up by helicopter. 

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The Su-34 front-line bomber, which rolled out of the runway and capsized at an airfield in the Voronezh region, received serious damage, but there was no fire, a source in the security forces told RIA Novosti.

Earlier, the Su-34 plane skidded off the runway when the brake-parachute failed to deploy. The a/c turned over. None of the crew was hurt. Delivered to Novosibirsk for repair in June 2016

It was reported that the Su-34 rolled out of the runway of the Buturlinovka airfield due to a failure of the braking parachute, after which it capsized reported aviation-safety.net.

A Russian Sukhoi Su-34 (NATO code name “Fullback”) twin-engine, two-seat tactical strike aircraft being towed along a Russian highway. If the aircraft were on a trailer, that may be a sign of Russian crumbling economy and state poorly maintained Sukhoi aircraft. In the western hemisphere, you will not see fighter aircraft on tow behind trailer.

The old soviet tradition of cannibalizm of fighter aircraft still visible on the Russian highway. Russia never produces spare parts of aircraft rather cannibalized aircraft as a spare parts of another aircraft. A su-34 on the highway is perfect example of cannibalism of Sukhoi aircraft.

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