franco Wed Aug 04, 2021 6:10 pm
The source told the curious details of the fall of the Su-35 on Sakhalin
On July 31, 50 km from the urban-type settlement of Smirnykh, Sakhalin Region, a Su-35S fighter crashed. According to the press service of the Eastern Military District, the catastrophe occurred due to an aircraft engine failure. There were no casualties, the pilot successfully ejected and was taken to the airport.
A video of the search for the remains of a crashed flying machine has been circulated on social networks . In addition, one of the unofficial sources reported interesting and at the same time curious details of the fall of the fighter.
According to the source of the well-known blog BMPD , at the time of the pilot's ejection, the plane was absolutely serviceable. In the cockpit, the switch for shooting heat traps was incorrectly set - to the automatic position instead of the manual one. When the Su-35 took off from the runway, the blocking of the firing of cartridges was removed - due to the powerful radiation of the airfield radar stations, traps were released.
After firing the first cartridge, he ricocheted off the runway, creating an illusion of fire for the flight director - precipitation and morning haze obstructed visibility. Received a command to bailout. The pilot left the car, while the engines continued to operate in takeoff mode (afterburner). The pilot landed on the runway, the fighter climbed 13 thousand meters and after running out of fuel after 1 hour 13 minutes crashed to the ground on Sakhalin Island.
NOTE: here is the latest version of the crash cause. As per usual may not be the final one...