With the launch of the spacecraft “Soyuz MS-10” accident (Upd.)

At the start of the Russian carrier rocket “Soyuz-FG” with manned spacecraft “Soyuz MS-10” accident. The crew made a crash landing in Kazakhstan.

При запуске космического корабля «Союз МС-10» произошла авария (Upd.)

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“Emergency shutdown of engines of the second stage. The crew is alive and emergency landing in Kazakhstan”, — said the source to Interfax. At the time of writing the news the lander spacecraft “Soyuz” with an astronaut, and an astronaut on Board landed in Kazakhstan. It is reported that the accident occurred at 119 seconds in the separation of the side blocks of the first stage from the Central block of the second stage. Then triggered a distress beacon, the ship was divided into compartments and released the parachute.

Multipurpose helicopters Mi-8 of the Central military district took off from airports in Zhezkazgan, Karaganda and Baikonur to find crew. “Helicopters for search-and-rescue team was already up in the air at about 03:35 am CT time, they need about half an hour to get to the region where, as expected, the landing capsule,” he stated before NASA.

It became known that to the crash of the ship from the aircraft An-26 landed military parachutists. “A rescue team has already found the ship,” — said the source RIA Novosti. Capsule is 25 kilometers from the city of Zhezkazgan.

Crash of Soyuz MS-10: comparison with the standard start / ©Sea of Clarity

Recall that the launch of manned spacecraft “Soyuz MS-10” produced from the Baikonur cosmodrome on October 11. The station had to be the Russian Alexey Ovchinin (commander) and American Tyler Hague.

UPD: the Rescue teams reached the capsule, the cosmonauts ‘ condition is estimated as normal. “To the place of detection of the capsule profit search-and-rescue machine PEM-1 “the Blue bird” of the Central military district, carrying the cranes and equipment,” — said in the Central military district. Later in mass media there was information on the occurrence of health problems in crew members. It is known that in the time of the incident, Hague and Ovchinin experienced congestion in the 6g. For comparison: at the start astronauts experience congestion in the 1-7g, and the maximum values in training 10-12g. According to respondents RBC experts, overload when an emergency landing was within the acceptable range.

При запуске космического корабля «Союз МС-10» произошла авария (Upd.)

Alex Ovchinin (right) and Nick Haig (left) after the accident / ©NTV

Named and possible causes of the accident the “Union.” “Possibly due to bad mounting in the separation units of the second stage, one of them could hook the Central unit, which caused the accident”, — said the interlocutor of the Agency Interfax. RIA Novosti reports that the accident occurred because of the impact of one of the four blocks of the first stage to the second housing, which has led to a drop in pressure. According to the source Agency, the automation could have interpreted this failure as a critical and instantly actuate the emergency rescue system, to separate the capsule with the astronauts from the emergency stage.