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Russian Su-33 Jet Crash: Aircraft Crashes In Mediterranean While Landing On Kuznetsov AC

Discussion in 'Europe & Russia' started by R!CK, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. R!CK

    R!CK 2nd Lieutant Technical Analyst

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    The Russian Navy's jet Su-33 Flanker crashed Saturday in the Mediterranean while attempting to land on Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier. The incident comes just weeks after Russia lost an MiG-29.

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    Military sources close to the Aviationist said that the carrier-based multirole aircraft crashed while making a second attempt to land on the aircraft carrier. The report added that weather conditions in the area were favorable.

    Sources reportedly said that the aircraft is believed to have missed the wires and failed to go around falling short of the bow of the warship.

    No injuries were reported from the crash as the pilot successfully ejected and was picked up by a Russian Navy search and rescue helicopter.

    Last month, a Mikoyan MiG-29K, which was part of a trio of MiGs that had taken off from Russian carrier Admiral Kuznetsov headed over Syria, crashed for unknown reasons.

    “An aviation accident with carrier-based fighter MIG-29K occurred during exercise flights as a result of a technical fault during the approach landing a few kilometers from the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft-carrying cruiser,” the Russian Ministry of Defense said in a statement published by the state-controlled media at the time. “The Russian aircraft carrier group continues its activity in the Mediterranean Sea as planned. The flights of sea-based aviation continue.”

    The incident gave rise to concerns over gaps in Russia’s carrier aviation capability, Eric Wertheim, a naval analyst and author of U.S. Naval Institute’s "Combat Fleets of the World," told USNI News at the time.

    “Carrier aviation is a dangerous business but one of the big challenges the Russians have is they don’t have a wide pool of people with these skills,” Wertheim reportedly said. “A few years ago there were stories they were largely contractors as pilots. They’ve been trying to pass that skill on but there’s not the ability to do that because the pool is small and they’re not a lot of facilities available.”

    http://www.ibtimes.com/russian-su-3...mediterranean-while-landing-kuznetsov-2455006
     
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    Abingdonboy Captain Technical Analyst

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    Second crash of this relatively short deployment, the Russians really are not putting on a good show.

    Should make those proposing frontline Russian gear for the Indian forces sit up and take notice, the Russians like to make products that look great on paper but the moment they are put to the test in a live scenerio these sorts of things happen. IN has been operating MiG-29Ks from the Viky for more than 3 years now without a single serious incident, speaks a lot to their proffesionalism and ability.
     
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  3. Vidyanshu

    Vidyanshu Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Russians should learn using an Aircraft carrier from us :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  4. vstol jockey

    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Long back we taught them how to use Mig-21 effectively in aircombat.
     
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    lca-fan Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    @vstol jockey can throw mode light as he himself was a naval fighter pilot.

    Also of concern is Indian Navy's carrier ins Vikramaditya and its fighters mig29k. I doubt there is something wrong with it too since Indian Navy is not ordering migs for ins Vikrant. Something is fishy about Russian defence equipments, they are not able to keep up with western equipments.
     
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  6. Abingdonboy

    Abingdonboy Captain Technical Analyst

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    It reflect their combat doctrine (keeping training and peacetime usage to a minimum so as to have ample capacityin case of war) whilst India's doctrine is much more in line with what is found in the West; "train as you fight" wherein enourmous strain is put on equipment and men during peacetime so as to be ready for war. This may mean that Indian (and Western) products have more life taken out of them during peacetime and they may also encounter more losses during peace but this is in the hope they do not lose during war. As we can see, when the Russians get put to the test and put in real world scenerios their lack of training/familiarity is exposed.

    Note the Chinese follow the Russian approach.
     
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