DC-9CAPT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1153 times:
Good luck finding any useful information.
Prior to 1989, details on few accidents were released. Sometimes very begrudgingly and sometimes months later. Supposedly some accidents were quite literally covered up with entire wreckages (bodies and all) being bulldozed into pits. I don't think useful accident investigations took place due to secrecy issues.
If you look at the Kursk incident and the lack of critical information at a critical time today you can bet that it isn't much better with respect to aviation information.
RedAirForce From Ukraine, joined Aug 1999, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1135 times:
There was a good book published awhile back called "Uncovering Soviet Disasters" by James Oberg.It had lists and dates and some details, but also left alot out. Now that the secrets are starting to spill out I was wondering if anyone is starting to put together the info on Soviet accidents in the 60's and 70's.
RIX From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1092 times:
Official information about that accident appeared immediately because among the passengers were players of a major league football team from Tashkent (I mean European football, of course). The collision was not near the airport but on 10 km altitude, on cruising speed, nose-to-nose...