According to Rossiyskaya Gazeta, the incident most likely happened through the fault of the crew. He showed inattention when maneuvering, as a result, the tank flew into the trap at high speed. At the same time, the combat vehicle weighs more than 63 tons, so it was not easy to pull it out.
It is noted that due to the incident, the barrel of the gun could be damaged. It may have to be replaced with a new one.
The journalists recalled that in the summer of 2020, during the firing of the M1A2, he knocked out a similar combat vehicle with a shell.