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Supersonic maritime strike bomber crashlands in Murmansk Region, says source

Two of four crew members have reportedly survived
Tupolev-22M3 bomber Marina Lystseva/TASS
Tupolev-22M3 bomber
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MOSCOW, January 22. /TASS/. A Tupolev-22M3 bomber has crashlanded at a military airdrome in the Murmansk Region, a source in the law enforcement told TASS.

"A Tupolev-22M3 bomber crashlanded while trying to land at an airdrome of the long-range aviation in Olenegrosk, the Murmansk Region on Tuesday. The incident took place at about 13:40 Moscow time," the source said.

According to the source, the commander and navigator of the Tupolev-22M3 bomber have reportedly survived.

"According to preliminary information the commander and navigator are alive," the source said. The Tupolev-22M3 bomber has a crew of four: the commander, co-pilot, navigator and operator," he recalled.