The Russian strategic aviation lost Tu-95MS strategic bomber today in an accident during a training flight in 80 km from Khabarovsk at 9:50 MSK. The crew managed to leave the plane, but two crew members died in the process. The bomber is said to have crashed in an unpopulated place.

This is the second loss of a Tu-95MS bomber in two months - on June 8, 2015 at about 17:00 MSK another bomber caught fire during takeoff. One crew member died in that accident. UPDATE: The second crew member died in a hospital later.

UPDATE: Russian press reports that the bombers crashed after three or four of its engines failed. According to one report, the second Tu-95MS bomber in the tandem also suffered an engine failure.

UPDATE: Amurskaya Sluzhba Novostey (Amur News Service) published a video that shows the June 8, 2015 accident:

According to the bmpd blog, the aircraft lost in the accident had the tail ID number RF-94181 and was identified as "05 (red)".