According to the source Agency “RIA Novosti” in the military-industrial complex, carrier-based fighters MiG-29K and su-33 when landing on the Admiral Kuznetsov off the coast of Syria was rolled out from the deck and fell into the sea due to a broken arresting gear cables.
In the case of the MiG-29K the cable snapped due to the landing of the plane at the critical angle, and when landing the su-33 all occurred normally, however it could be a bad cable, said the Agency interlocutor.
“In both cases, no claim to the aircraft can not be”, — he said, putting that a detailed analysis of the causes of the breakages will be installed only after studying finishing cables on Board.
That the cause of the accident with the su-33 was the breakage of a cable, December 8, reported the newspaper “Kommersant”. According to her, in the case of su-33 cable braking system was broken due to a deflection axis of the landing of the fighter, which is almost half a meter exceeds the maximum permissible value.
It was also mentioned that the most important thing was to establish: the plane rolled because the cable broke or the cable broke because the plane rolled away.
The Ministry of defence on the same day said that the information of “Kommersant” “absolutely not conducive to reality.” “The Commission continues the meticulous work and any preliminary findings until their investigation was done,” — said the representative office.
On 14 November last year, the MiG-29K due to a technical fault crashed during a landing approach on the “Admiral Kuznetsov”. The plane carried out training flight. Its pilot ejected and survived. The fall in the sea of su-33 when landing on the aircraft carrier, the defense Ministry announced on 5 December. In this case, the pilot was not hurt.
At the end of last year, the carrier group, which included the “Admiral Kuznetsov”, arrived in the Eastern Mediterranean and carried out tasks to support the operations of the Russian HQs in Syria.