The iron curtain falls: moment of "drunk" Russian soldiers smashing tanks through the metal fence at Volgograd airport after driving at 90 km / h … before the driver and crew member are "arrested"
- Corporal Alexander Zherebtsov, 29, drove the tank at 55 mph
- He narrowly missed a house in Gumrak and smashed a pile of chopped firewood
- Then he smashed it through the perimeter wall of the airport
This is the moment when "drunk" Russian soldiers smashed a high-speed armored vehicle through a barbed wire wall at Volgograd Airport after traveling at 90 km / h on roads.
The video shows the armored vehicle slamming through the airport's metal fence with a 100mm cannon and a 30mm cannon.
29-year-old sergeant Alexander Zherebtsov had alerted the locals when he was driving his BMP-3 infantry combat vehicle at 90 km / h on a busy street.
29-year-old Corporal Alexander Zherebtsov drove the BMP-3 infantry combat vehicle at a speed of 90 km / h
The video shows how he smashed it through the metal fence at Volgograd International Airport
He narrowly missed a house in Gumrak and smashed a pile of chopped firewood before making a sharp turn across wasteland towards Volgograd International Airport.
With him in the armored vehicle was a conscript, the private Dmitry Nirozneskov.
One spectator, a railroad worker, said, "We lifted our heads and saw a BMP-3 that was literally flying."
Another said, "I thought an airplane was going to fall from the sky because of the noise, but when I turned around I saw an armored vehicle fly past the back of my yard."
The locals were alerted by the armored vehicle with a 100mm cannon and a 30mm automatic cannon
Zherebtsov, who was reportedly at the controls, was later shown in custody with his hands cuffed behind his back.
The Russian Defense Ministry officially confirmed the incident but did not comment on local reports that the soldiers were drunk.
"On October 20, when a military convoy was driving down the road alongside Gumrak Airport, the driver of one of the armored vehicles lost control," it said in a statement.
The driver let it run over the outside fence of the airport.
"Nobody was injured in the accident."
The armored vehicle was reportedly at a training ground when it got out of control.
The soldiers were from the 20th Motorized Rifle Brigade.