Russia has grounded its Tu-22M3 fleet until the end of probe into the causes of Tuesday’s air crash that killed three crew members.
"For now all Tupolev-22M3 have been banned from flying until the causes of today’s crash become clear," TASS reported quoting an unnamed source in the law enforcement as saying Wednesday.
A Tupolev-22M3 bomber crashed on Tuesday afternoon while trying to land at an air base near Olenegorsk, the Murmansk Region. Three crew members died. One survived. A source in the law enforcement said that according to early estimates the pilot’s mistake made in bad weather was to blame.