Russian Strategic Bomber Burned Beyond Recovery – Paper

RIA Novosti - 4/7/2013

An iconic Russian Cold War bomber, which had been reported to suffer a minor malfunction, actually burned beyond recovery for unclear reasons, Kommersant daily said Saturday. A Tu-95MC “Bear-H” turboprop missile carrier aborted takeoff after the crew discovered smoke in the service compartment in mid-February. The Defense Ministry only reported at the time that the fire was soon extinguished and that no one was hurt in the incident.

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