Footage emerges of Russia's Tu-22M3 bomber crash

11:40, 27 January 2019
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The footage, uploaded on the Military Informant Telegram-channel, shows the plane breaking as the major gear touches down hard on a snowy runway and immediately catching fire.

As previously reported, the Tu-22M3 bomber crashed when landing at the airfield in Olenegorsk, Murmansk region, on January 22.

According to preliminary data, the accident was caused by a piloting error in poor weather conditions.

Two crew members were killed on the spot, while another pilot died later.

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