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Su-57 went into a spiral before the crash in the Khabarovsk Territory

Su-57 went into a spiral before the crash in the Khabarovsk Territory
Photo: knaapo.ru

The Su-57 fighter crashed in the Khabarovsk Territory spontaneously entered a steep downward spiral before the crash. Attempts by the pilot to withdraw the aircraft from it did not yield results.

As the TASS citing a source in the aircraft industry, the test flight took place at an altitude of eight km. The aircraft entered a downward spiral due to a failure of the control system. After that, he began to decline rapidly, and then fall. The pilot tried to translate the fighter into horizontal flight in manual mode, but could not, and at an altitude of two kilometers he ejected.

Su-57 crashed in the Komsomolsk region, 111 km from the home airfield during a test flight. The pilot was not injured. Commission of Inquiry the causes of the crash will create the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia. It will be headed by Oleg Bocharov, deputy head of the department.

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