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Three Russian Tu-22M3 bomber crew members died and two others were injured when their plane crashed on a training flight on Tuesday, January 22, the defense ministry said, days after a deadly collision between two jets.

“A Tu-22M3 bomber crashlanded in a blizzard after a routine training flight,” TASS quotedthe Ministry of Defence as saying.

The plane, which was not carrying weapons, fell apart on impact with the runway.

“Two crew members died,” the ministry said.

Two other crew members were taken to hospital, but one later died, TASSreported.

The incident occurred at Olenegorsk in Russia’s northern Murmansk region. Sources told Russian agencies that emergencies services were trying to put out a fire at the accident site.

Murmansk Oblast is located mainly on the Kola Peninsula almost completely north of the Arctic Circle

The Tupolev Tu-22M (NATO reporting name: Backfire) is avariable-sweep wing, long-range strategic and maritime…

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