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Russian An-12 aircraft made emergency landing in Khabarovsk region

Russian An-12 aircraft made emergency landing in Khabarovsk region Russian An-12 aircraft (photo from open sources)

The Russian military transport aircraft An-12 requested an emergency landing at the Khurba airfield in the city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur, according to Russian media.

There are 8 people on board the aircraft. The plane took off from Nizhnevartovsk.

According to preliminary information, the aircraft experienced landing gear problems.

Breakdowns of Russian government aircraft

Since the beginning of March, several aviation incidents involving aircraft of the Special Flight Squadron Russia have been recorded in Russia. This enterprise provides transportation for officials, as well as representatives of special services and the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

One of the incidents occurred on March 6 at Moscow's Vnukovo airport, according to the Russian project VCHK-OGPU.

During the landing of the Tu-214 aircraft, a malfunction occurred in the brake pads of one of the side landing gear struts, which almost led to the aircraft running off the runway. The aircraft may have been carrying employees of the Federal Security Service and the presidential protocol who were traveling on official business.

According to journalists, another aircraft of the Special Flight Squadron had problems with the wing mechanism while transporting people with the entourage of dictator Putin to Krasnodar.

Additionally, in August of last year, a Tu-214 from the Special Squadron had to make an emergency landing in Chita. Initially, it was reported that this was due to a bird strike in the engine, but it turned out to be a landing gear failure.

Destruction of Russian military aviation

In addition to civil aircraft malfunctions, Russia is also actively reducing its number of strike fighters.

For the period from February 17 to March 2, Russian aviation suffered record losses. In these two weeks, the Defense Forces shot down 12 Russian Su-34 fighters, 2 Su-35 fighters, and one A-50 long-range radar detection and control aircraft. This is a record destruction of enemy aircraft in such a short period since the beginning of full-scale war.

These results were facilitated by the fact that Ukrainian military personnel acquired weapons capable of attacking enemy aircraft at distances of over 150 kilometers.

Due to a large number of Russian aircraft crashes, the number of air strikes in the front-line zone has decreased by one and a half to two times in the last three weeks. However, enemy aircraft continue to inflict a significant number of strikes on Ukrainian territory.

According to the latest data from the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, Russia has lost 347 aircraft and 325 helicopters.