Russia authorities have come to the conclusion that the crash of a military plane in Yeysk (Russia), as a result of which 15 people died, was caused by the ingress of seagulls into the engine of the bomber. Source: TASS, citing a source in the security forces
Details: Two seagulls had got into the engine of the Su-34 bomber. Their remains were found during the inspection of the wreckage. This, according to Russian media, was the cause of the plane crash. The birds hit the plane’s engine as it took off. The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation did not make any statements about the causes of the crash of the Su-34.Background: On the evening of 17 October, a Su-34 fighter-bomber crashed into a residential building in Yeysk, Russia, causing a fuel fire. A fire broke out in a residential building. According to the latest data, 15 people died and more than 20 were injured.
Dr. W. John Richardson notes that we likely will never know if the information attributing this crash to a birdstrike is accurate or a convenient excuse… He notes that the most recent reports say 15 people killed and over 40 injured.