In Russia, explained why landing on the aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” sank two fighters

Cause of disasters deck fighters MiG-29K and su-33 on the aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” during a campaign in Syria in 2016, was the breakage of a cable of the arresting gear, aircraft no complaints there. It is reported RIA Novosti citing a source in the military-industrial complex.

“In the case of loss of the MiG-29K the cable snapped due to the fact that the plane was landed on deck at the critical angle. Landing su-33 was the standard, and in this case there is talk of poor-quality cable. But in both cases no claim to the aircraft can not be”, – said the Agency interlocutor.

At the same time, he stressed that a detailed analysis of the reasons of breakage of a cable with two plantings can be established only after studying finishing ropes on the shore.

The arresting gear is a special device for aircraft landing on aircraft-carrying ship. Consists of a system of cables and brake mechanism. When landing, the fighter engages the rope with a special hook. Thanks to the powerful hydraulic brakes mileage of the aircraft can be reduced to the size of the deck.

The arresting gear landing of the complex “Svetlana-2” installed on the “Admiral Kuznetsov”, to produce the proletarian factory in St. Petersburg.

Earlier it was reported that the wreck during a recent campaign in the Mediterranean sea the aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” of the MiG-29K and su-33 is recognized as inappropriate.

Russian aircraft carrier performed the task in the framework of the operation in Syria since November 8, 2016. In the course of performing tasks off the coast of Syria the Russian force lost two fighter – su-33 (December 5, 2016) and MiG-29K (November 15).