In Crimea, during the action “Kerch landing” Road of Courage “, an armored personnel carrier sank, the incident occurred during the crossing of the Kerch Strait, the press secretary of the interregional public organization” Military-Technical Society “Andrey Konnov said.
“After passing a section of about five kilometers, the BRDM-2 vehicle, which moved first in the convoy, entered the section where there is a strong current caused by non-uniform depth changes in this place. This was superimposed on the factor of a strong crosswind, which we were not warned about, ”RIA Novosti quotes him.
As Konnov noted, the wind turned out to be stronger than expected, and water began to flow into the BRDM-2. The standard systems began to pump out water, but it arrived very quickly.
After that, the car crew was evacuated. It was not possible to save the armored personnel carrier.
Two other armored personnel carriers, at the request of the Ministry of Emergencies, returned to the starting point in Taman.
“At the moment, the issue of extracting the BRDM-2 from the water is being resolved, because it is dear as a memory and as a brainchild. There is no threat of a fuel spill, because the tanks in the BRDM-2 are sealed, ”Konnov specified.
Earlier it was reported that the action “Immortal regiment on the water” will take place on the Day of the Navy in Sevastopol.