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There are news of a fueling accident that killed two people today at Plesetsk during the Swarm launch preparations.

Any other information about this?

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Re: Tragedy on Plesetsk cosmodrome (November 9, 2013)
« Reply #1 on: 11/12/2013 05:36 PM »
From the Associated Press, via washington post:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/accident-at-russian-launchpad-kills-2-officers-sickens-3-servicemen/2013/11/12/e6743ed8-4bc1-11e3-bf60-c1ca136ae14a_story.html



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Accident at Russian launchpad kills 2 officers, sickens 3 servicemen
The ministry said Tuesday that the officers appeared to have violated safety rules during the regular cleaning of the fuel tanks at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northwestern Russia.
The three servicemen were hospitalized after breathing toxic nitrogen vapors on Saturday and their lives were not in danger, the ministry said in a statement. It did not specify how the officers died.
Yikes!
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Re: Tragedy on Plesetsk cosmodrome (November 9, 2013)
« Reply #2 on: 11/12/2013 06:01 PM »
There are news of a fueling accident that killed two people today at Plesetsk during the Swarm launch preparations

It does not relate to Swarm launch's preparation. Military people were cleaning rail wagons with amyl before the departing of them back to factory. Safety rules were breached.
« Last Edit: 11/12/2013 06:02 PM by anik »

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Re: Tragedy on Plesetsk cosmodrome (November 9, 2013)
« Reply #3 on: 11/12/2013 06:09 PM »
There are news of a fueling accident that killed two people today at Plesetsk during the Swarm launch preparations

It does not relate to Swarm launch's preparation. Military people were cleaning rail wagons with amyl before the departing of them back to factory. Safety rules were breached.

Okay, Andrey! Thanks for the clarification.

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Re: Tragedy on Plesetsk cosmodrome (November 9, 2013)
« Reply #4 on: 11/12/2013 06:10 PM »
There are news of a fueling accident that killed two people today at Plesetsk during the Swarm launch preparations

It does not relate to Swarm launch's preparation. Military people were cleaning rail wagons with amyl before the departing of them back to factory. Safety rules were breached.

Perhaps make a new thread about this then? Seems to be a significant event...
And thanks for the clarification.

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Re: Tragedy on Plesetsk cosmodrome (November 9, 2013)
« Reply #7 on: 11/13/2013 06:02 AM »
It does not relate to Swarm launch's preparation. Military people were cleaning rail wagons with amyl before the departing of them back to factory. Safety rules were breached

I was wrong. It does relate to Swarm launch's preparation. It occured at 07:00 UTC on November 9th at Rokot launch pad on area 133/3: http://gvsu.gov.ru/?p=2904 (in Russian).

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Re: Tragedy on Plesetsk cosmodrome (November 9, 2013)
« Reply #8 on: 11/18/2013 09:50 AM »
It does not relate to Swarm launch's preparation. Military people were cleaning rail wagons with amyl before the departing of them back to factory. Safety rules were breached

I was wrong. It does relate to Swarm launch's preparation. It occured at 07:00 UTC on November 9th at Rokot launch pad on area 133/3: http://gvsu.gov.ru/?p=2904 (in Russian).

It states launch pad 14P25, not 133/3?

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Re: Tragedy on Plesetsk cosmodrome (November 9, 2013)
« Reply #9 on: 11/18/2013 09:59 AM »
It does not relate to Swarm launch's preparation. Military people were cleaning rail wagons with amyl before the departing of them back to factory. Safety rules were breached

I was wrong. It does relate to Swarm launch's preparation. It occured at 07:00 UTC on November 9th at Rokot launch pad on area 133/3: http://gvsu.gov.ru/?p=2904 (in Russian).

It states launch pad 14P25, not 133/3?

Launch pad 14P23 is LC133/3.

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