Russian Military Planes Practice Landing on Busy Road

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Drivers had to wait for hours as the army blocked the road for a military drill on a so-called ‘airfield section’, specifically designed for aircraft landings.

The highly unusual stunts were part of the ‘Vostok-2018’ military drill, which involved Su-25 attack aircraft, Su-30 and Su-35 fighter jets, MiG-31 interceptors, and various cargo planes.

Such sections are built for assisting air force deployments during war. In peacetime, they can be used as emergency landing strips for commercial flights.