Terrifying moment military jet skims just yards over busy road with its engines failing before crash landing in Turkey

Terrifying moment military jet skims just yards over busy road with its engines failing before crash landing in Turkey

This is the moment a military plane skimmed just a few yards above cars travelling down a busy road in Turkey, minutes before it crashed as it took part in a training exercise. 

The C-160T Transall transport aircraft, flying with the Turkish Air Force, was forced into an emergency landing after it suffered a technical error midair on January 25. 

The plane, which took off from the 12th Air Transport Base Command in the north of the city of Kayseri, was seen flying just a few yards above residential areas. 

One clip showed the plane, which carries the serial number 69-036, slowly flying above a busy road, while another clip showed it above a stadium in the city, which has a population of 1.43 million and sits about 160 miles from Ankara. 

Footage showed its left-side propeller of the plane, named ‘Gören-1’ by the Turkish Air Force, apparently failing and slowing down, while the right-side propeller appears to work. The footage also shows the plane’s landing gear was up. 

The plane also flew above a stadium in the city, which has a population of 1.43 million and sits about 160 miles from Ankara

Footage showed its left-side propeller of the plane, named 'Gören-1' by the Turkish Air Force, apparently failing and slowing down

Separate footage showed the plane, which has recently undergone upgrades to become an intelligence-focused command and control/target acquisition aircraft, slowly grinding across the tarmac of a landing strip

Separate footage showed the plane, which has recently undergone upgrades to become an intelligence-focused command and control/target acquisition aircraft, slowly grinding across the tarmac of a landing strip. 

The plane’s fuselage appeared to be scraping across the tarmac, and the landing gear did not appear to be engaged during the crash.  

Turkey’s air force said that no one was injured or killed in the crash, adding that the plane only suffered ‘minor damage.’ 

The crash in Turkey comes days after a Russian military plane carrying 65 Ukrainian prisoners-of-war crashed in a huge fireball in a region near the border with Ukraine. 

Dramatic video shows an out-of-control Ilyushin Il-76 plunging from the sky and smashing into the ground in front of horrified locals in the village of Yablonovo, which is just 26 miles from the Ukrainian border.

As the large 164ft plane slams into the ground, it explodes into a huge fireball that engulfs the 72-tonne jet in flames.

Within minutes of the crash, Russia claimed the military plane was carrying 65 Ukrainian prisoners of war, six crew and three people accompanying them, without providing any evidence. Vyacheslav Gladkov, governor of Belgorod region, said all 74 people onboard had been killed in the crash.

Sources within the Ukrainian military had told local media that the downing of the Russian military aircraft was ‘their work’ and that it was carrying S-300 air defence missiles. But that claim was later retracted.

And Andrei Kartapolov, a member of Russia’s State Duma and a retired general, claimed the plane was shot down by three types of missiles that the West has supplied to Ukraine, without providing evidence.

He said investigations would reveal whether the missiles were the US-made Patriots or German IRIS-Ts.

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Perkin Amalaraj

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