One killed in Tu-95 plane accident at Amur region drills

One person was killed and another one was seriously injured when a Tupolev Tu-95 missile carrying bomber accidentally rolled off the runway during routine exercises at the Ukrainka airfield in Russia's Amur region on June 8, an emergency services source told Interfax.

One person was killed and another one was seriously injured when a Tupolev Tu-95 missile carrying bomber accidentally rolled off the runway during routine exercises at the Ukrainka airfield in Russia's Amur region on June 8, an emergency services source told Interfax.

"Regrettably, one crewmember was killed and another one sustained heavy burns and was rushed to hospital. The other injured persons did not require hospitalization. The airplane was carrying only its crew at the time of the accident. They are mostly experienced people," he said.

The Russian Defense Ministry reported earlier that all Tu-95 flights had been suspended after the accident.

A source in the Amur emergency medicine center told Interfax earlier that five people had been injured in the accident. Most crewmembers returned to duty after receiving first medical attention.

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