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Fire at Belbek airfield in Sevastopol: occupiers say plane caught fire

Saturday, 1 October 2022, 20:47
Fire at Belbek airfield in Sevastopol: occupiers say plane caught fire

KATERYNA TYSHCHENKO — SATURDAY, 1 OCTOBER 2022, 18:34

Explosions have been heard and black smoke was visible near Belbek airfield in occupied Sevastopol. The occupiers claimed that a plane had caught fire.

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Source: local Telegram channels; Mikhail Razvozhayev, the so-called "Governor of Sevastopol", on Telegram

Details: A series of explosions has been reported on Telegram channels, and photos and videos showing black smoke over the airfield have also been posted.

Razvozhayev said that a plane had caught fire.

Quote from Razvozhayev: "Emergency at Belbek airfield. According to rescue workers, a plane rolled off the runway while landing and caught fire. Fire brigades are now working at the scene."

More details: Razvozhayev later added that a partial detonation of ammunition had occurred as the plane left the runway.

"During the landing, the plane went beyond the runway and there was a partial detonation of ammunition. The pilot managed to evacuate. The fire was promptly extinguished and the airfield was not damaged," he said.


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