Sukhoi's Message Over the Incident with the T-50 Aircraft
(Source: Sukhoi JSC; issued June 10, 2014)
The Sukhoi T-50 prototype seen after its engine fire was extinguished on June 10. Damage does not appear to be very extensive, and Sukhoi says the aircraft will be repaired. (Sukhoi photo)
MOSCOW --- Today after the regular test flight of the T-50 aircraft at the airfield of the M. M. Gromov Flight Research Institute in Zhukovsky near Moscow, while the plane was landing, a smoke above the right air intake was observed, then a local fire broke out.

The fire was quickly extinguished. The plane is to be repaired. There were no injuries.

The Sukhoi Design Bureau set up a commission that will investigate the causes of the accident.

This incident will not affect the timing of the T-50 test program.


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