After the crash of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle during a launch from Baikonur, the main question concerns, of course, the physical condition of Alexei Ovchinin and Nick Haig, who were on board. Vladimir Becker, who holds the position of chairman of the Emergencies Committee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, said that the astronauts feel normal, their life is not in danger.
According to the official, the capsule with Ovchinin and Haig landed normally. The search and rescue teams, who quickly went to the scene of the accident, very quickly found them. The astronauts were brought back to Baikonur after being examined by doctors.
In the second minute of the launch of the rocket, a failure of the second stage engines occurred immediately after the separation of the side blocks of the first stage. The emergency rescue system of the Soyuz manned spacecraft worked well, and Ovchinin and Haig landed on the territory of the Karaganda region, experiencing an overload of 6G.
The Russian cosmonaut and NASA astronaut were supposed to join the Expedition-57-58 crew on the ISS, but because of what happened, the situation has changed a lot. Now, for some time, the astronauts at the station will have to hold out in three, which, naturally, will affect the work efficiency.