Unknown saboteurs blew up two planes and a helicopter near Moscow
The investigative group of the russian federation is investigating the sabotage at the Chkalovsky airfield, as a result two planes and one helicopter were significantly damaged on September 18, 2023. The event caused a powerful hysteria in the military corridors as the government planes, "doomsday planes" and special planes (reconnaissance planes) are based at the mentioned airfield.
At the airfield, which is carefully guarded, unknown persons planted explosives and detonated AN-148 and IL-20 aircraft (both belong to the 354-th special purpose aviation regiment), as well as MI-28H helicopter, which was involved in shooting down drone attacks over the Moscow region.
The damage done to the aircraft will not allow for a quick recovery. The tail part of the helicopter was damaged by the explosion. Another AN-148, which was close to the others in the parking lot, received “light” damage.
The penal authorities of the russian federation are conducting measures to find saboteurs and limit the dissemination of information about the event in the local media.