A Russian fifth-generation stealth fighter jet has crashed during tests in the country’s Far East, news agencies reported Tuesday.
The incident occurred days before Russia’s Aerospace Forces were due to receive their first serial-produced Sukhoi Su-57 fighter jet. Its developer Sukhoi plans to deliver a total of 67 fifth-generation Su-57s to the Russian Aerospace Forces by 2028.
“The Su-57 crashed during a test flight 111 kilometers from its home airfield,” Russia’s state-controlled United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) said as quoted by the state-run RIA Novosti news agency.
Its civilian pilot catapulted and survived the crash in the Khabarovsk region, Interfax cited an unnamed source as saying.
The Su-57 — also called the T-50 and PAK FA during development — has been billed as Russia’s answer to the U.S. F-22 Raptor stealth fighter.
Russia has combat-tested the Sukhoi Su-57 in Syria and showcased it at military parades. The aircraft had been tested at least twice in Syria, Gen. Valery Gerasimov, the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, said last week.
An unnamed Russian military official told RIA Novosti that pilot error or a technical malfunction are believed to have caused the Su-57 crash.
(c) The Moscow Times
“An unnamed Russian military official told RIA Novosti that pilot error or a technical malfunction are believed to have caused the Su-57 crash.”
Well that covers a whole slew of possibilities, from bad pilot to useless technology. If this is supposed to be Russia’s answer to a 15 year old US plane, they still have a lot of work to do by the look of things.
Reminds me of their TU-44, as an answer to the Concorde. As usual, they failed completely. The SU-57 will be another debacle for the wannabe superpower…
Yeah, but they do provide some laughs along the way, to prove they are an equal to the USA. 😉
Just took a closer look at the plane. Parts of the design look like stolen from the US with some russian made engines attached. The engines look like they gonna fall off when the bird will fly at maximum speed. That’s probably what happened. 😂
It’s like copying the design of a Rolls Royce, and tossing in a Lada engine. 😂
Merry Christmas to you, Knut, Veth, Scradje, Red, Facts, Tonto, Dale, Murf and all the others from myself, Suzanna and Larisa! 🎅🎅🎅
Merry Christmas to you Suzanna and Larisa. Don’t get drunk. LMAO
Too late. LMAO!
Don’t get sober Mike 😉
Don’t worry! 😉
Merry Christmas to you all from Alina and me! Now our traditional Norwegian Christmas dinner is in the oven, and we’re ready to eat at 5PM 🙂
We already had our dinner six hours ago. We had some steaks with potatoes and cabbage, and delicious australian wine. Was perfect. 😊
We was a bit early, it was delicious this year too 😋 I’m drinking Aquavit and Christmas beer but Alina prefer red wine 😊
I had beer yesterday. It helps with constipation after sitting half a day in a plane. 😂
Better to try this one 😉 https://images.app.goo.gl/Pmt2wYZAfemk6EEd8
Russian made engines………………………..strange combination of words.
“Russia’s Su-57 fighter jet outshines US F-22 and F-35 planes, says designer”
It’s designed to crash more often 😀
Its true, I can not see the fighter jet, to much smoke………………sorry………………….
Russian stealth technology. Although i doubt anybody would believe that clouds can move so fast. 😂
According Russian standards the test was a succes………….it failed……………
Well, shiver me timbers, now I’m surprised.
If mafia land weren’t such a cesspool, maybe it could keep a few competent engineers in the country to help improve its faulty equipment.
Unrelated but funny:
Brazilian media reported that president Bolsonaro slipped in the toilet and banged his head.
As Clint would have said to him : ‘you’re shit out of luck’
Seconded. And here’s to a peaceful new year with lots of outstandingly good news!