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T-50 Jet Caught Fire

Posted on June 10, 2014 by tim


T-50 is a new jet being built in the Sukhoi factory. It made its first flight in 2010 and in 2013 they put it into production. This is one of the production jets, and it reportedly caught on fire today, June 10th, during a flight. An official reported that, quote: “while during the flight, first smoke appeared, and then fire broke out above the right wing. This accident caused no casualties and the plane can be repaired. The aforementioned events should not affect the program and its completion”. So here is one more photo of the fire aftermath and the new plane, which is still pretty rare. Photos are clickable for larger versions.



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3 Responses to “T-50 Jet Caught Fire”

  1. nikoliy says:

    Luckily it happened on the ground and with no casualties, much easier to investigate.
    Hard to tell from this angle but if it started at the center of the aircraft then it can be electrical or it could be the bleed air system.
    Electrical fire is self explanatory..
    Bleed air is the air taken directly from the middle stages engines and is then cooled/compressed/cooled/decompressed. It provides the air for the cooling of all the electronics, air for the oxygen generation, providing air conditioning and pressure for the cockpit. The air coming of the engines is around 400degF or around 200degC so a leak can easily start a fire.

  2. Ed says:

    Sorry, this is not a production jet, but one of five flying prototypes. Series production versions won’t be ready until 2016 at the very least.

    Probably a good thing, seems they still have some kinks to work out.

  3. Jim Philopena says:

    I guess the stolen plans didn’t show everything…

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