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elinor_EU #1 Posted 01 February 2014 - 07:45 AM

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T-72 tank explodes during exercises in Russia, killing crew of 3

31.01.2014 | Source: 

Pravda.Ru

 
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At night of January 30, in the Khabarovsk region, near the village of Knyaze-Volkonskoe, a T-72 tank caught fire and exploded during military exercises. Two conscripts and their supervising officer were killed in the explosion.

A team of investigators arrived at the scene on January 31 in the morning.

Most likely, the cause of the tragedy was a violation of safety regulations. It was said that one of the soldiers managed to escape from the burning tank, but his life could not be saved.

The T-72 tank caught fire during shooting practice in the 64th Motorized Rifle Brigade "Mlechnik" in the Eastern Military District, at 21:03. The tank ammunition exploded afterwards.

The names of the victims are D. Garipov, lieutenant, 24 y.o., and conscripts E. Taktarov (18) drafted from Amursk, and 19-year-old A. Hartasov drafted from Yakutia.

It was said that the model of the burnt tank was not outfitted with automatic fire extinguishing system (activation of the system required pressing a special button).



Private_Miros #2 Posted 01 February 2014 - 03:12 PM

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Not sure what your purpose is with that title and post, but if you try to twist the death of three young people into some "omg, Russians are so bad, just like this game" joking whine thread, I find that offensive.

Edited by Private_Miros, 01 February 2014 - 03:13 PM.


AcceleratorVector #3 Posted 01 February 2014 - 04:49 PM

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craphappens. A US F-16 dropped on a town.

 

Both are an isolated case of faulty equipment.



h3dning #4 Posted 02 February 2014 - 02:31 AM

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View PostAcceleratorVector, on 01 February 2014 - 04:49 PM, said:

craphappens. A US F-16 dropped on a town.

 

Both are an isolated case of faulty equipment.

Or human error.



TrailApe #5 Posted 04 February 2014 - 01:35 PM

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ThoughtS are with their family and friends.

 

What a lot of people who have never served in the military don't realise is that it's a very dangerous environment - and no I'm not talking about a war.

 

The military has a lot of very heavy dangerous kit that can bite the unwary, and often with lethal consequences.

 

One of the items that used to be packed in the big NATO exercises of the 80's and 90's (Reforger, Lionheart, Crusader etc) were body bags, and there WERE fatalities, both military and civilian, with civilians often coming to grief when driving cars into armoured personnel carries, MBT's and Artillery in transit.

 

 

 

 






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