Tu-22 bomber makes hard landing near Astrakhan

Tu-22 bomber makes hard landing near Astrakhan

Russia's Tu-22 long-range bomber has made a hard landing after an engine failure during a routine flight over the Astrakhan region, the Russian Defense Ministry reported.

The crew of the plane "managed to steer the aircraft away from a residential area and make a landing on soil," RT cited the statement as saying.

The ministry said that the two crew members were unhurt in the incident and left the plane on their own.

It noted that the bomber was on a training mission and wasn't carrying weapons.

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