An explosion occurred at the parking lot of aviation equipment at an airfield near Ryazan, three people died, five were injured. This was reported by TASS on the morning of December 5. Presumably, we are talking about the Dyagilevo air base. On the same morning, a drone crashed on the runway of an airfield in the Saratov region.
RIA Novosti claims, citing a source, that a fuel truck exploded at an airfield near Ryazan. The agency reports nine injured and three dead. The aircraft was also damaged in the incident.
The propaganda Telegram channel "Rybar" reports that "with a high degree of probability" sabotage was carried out at strategic facilities. The report says that the explosions at two airfields based on the aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces occurred almost simultaneously. The channel publishes a video from the airfield near Ryazan.
A video of the explosion has also been posted online.
On the morning of December 5, the media also reported a drone crash on the runway of an airfield in the Saratov region. According to the Telegram channel Baza, two planes were damaged, two people were taken to the hospital with injuries. The Astra Telegram channel claims that two Tu-95 bombers were damaged.
A few days before the explosion at the airfield, on December 1, there were reports that Russia was preparing for a massive missile strike. The Engels-2 military airfield near Saratov was put on high alert, as evidenced by satellite imagery from Maxar Technologies and Planet Labs. The photo shows almost two dozen Tu-95 and Tu-160 strategic bombers.