Military pilots do the heavy lifting, the important thing is that after the crash of the su-33 off the deck of the cruiser “Admiral Kuznetsov” was still alive pilot. About this to journalists on Monday, said the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, transfers “RIA Novosti”.
“This is a very tense, difficult and heroic work. We are talking primarily about the fact that the pilot survived,” — said Peskov in response to a request to comment on the loss of a fighter.
Earlier Monday, the Russian defense Ministry said the su-33 skidded off the deck of the aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” when landing after a combat mission. The Ministry stressed that the pilot managed to eject, and currently his life and health threatens nothing.
As explained in the defense Ministry, military aircraft did not have time to stop because of the “open wire arrestor”.
Su-33 was the second aircraft that crashed from the beginning the participation of the “Admiral Kuznetsov” in the military operation in Syria.
On 14 November, the Fox News channel reported that the Russian MiG-29 due to a technical failure crashed a few kilometers before the aircraft carrier during landing. Then the pilot promptly ejected and was not injured, said the Ministry of defence.
Then, according to the “Газеты.Ru” the MiG-29 some time could not land because of the cable of the arresting gear, which tore the plane coming in for a landing earlier. When the fighter was in the waiting area, he suddenly lost both engines, wrote the publication.