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Tu 144 Was Shot Down By A French Rocket?  
User currently offlineKevin From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1145 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2141 times:

Every day brings something new. It's always interesting to discover something new.
Just read an article related to the crash of the Tu 144 at "Le Bourget" airshow in Paris. Remember this Russian supersonic going down...
The article I've just read included a picture of some kind of object most probably small surface air missile coming towards the jet... I was really sad to see it.
No, just think about it. Two competing sides, both coming out with the same idea of changing the face of air travel. Sometimes competition pushes people to do some really bad things.
Your opinion?

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User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2096 times:

Tin foil hat alert! 


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User currently offlineGibberish From Switzerland, joined Sep 2000, 424 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2085 times:

I say that's a bunch of bullshit!! Where the hell did you read that crap?

User currently offlineAA737-800 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2082 times:

Go to: http://www.airdisaster.com/download/sst.html

It's scary at the end how there is a small explosion in the rear of the aircraft. I understand now where this rumor is coming from, however I support the stall theory more.

AA737-800


User currently offlineIahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3461 posts, RR: 42
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2078 times:
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Let's NOT go there. PLEASE!


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User currently offlineB767-400er From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2000, 290 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2071 times:

I strongly doubt it. If a missle was really the cause of the crash, wouldn't every visitor of that airshow see it??? Plus, is the French really stupid enough(no offence1   ) to shoot down a plane at an airshow, while they could've destroyed the whole thing by bombing the Tu plant???

Just My $0.02 CDN(I too poor to afford USD, bad exchange rate   )

Tony,
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User currently offlineKevin From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2056 times:

I'm not telling that this is complete truth. I'm not trying to attract everybody's attention by such a screaming subject. I saw the enlarged picture which clearly shows a little something approaching to the aircraft and collides with it.

It's just a wild sispicion, oike the one of "Titanic".
It says that "Titanic" was hit by a torpedo from a German submarine. After "Titanic" sank, a certain German company got the right to operate the Southhampton-New York route with its own ship.

But I'm more than 100% sure that there is a very dark story behind the crash of Tu 144.


User currently offlineWing From Turkey, joined Oct 2000, 1574 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2053 times:

Oh yes I actually heard the French General demonstrating a new French SAM to potential buyers at that particular airshow and he said"We don't have any targets at this time to demonstrate the capabilities of our new missi...Wait there's a big white airplane passing over...Shoot him my boys! 
Ofcourse no offense to Kevin, but I think this story does not sound believable.Todays technology adding a missile on a picture is very easy(You can even put your picture next to Bill Clinton)Plus which genious can come up with this idea and execute it infront of thousands at an airshow?



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User currently offlineKevin From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2051 times:

Wing thanks for the reminder of the modern tecnology capabilities. I'm familiar with that subject. And the story about the French general lol  .

User currently offlineOZ777 From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 521 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2046 times:

NO
Ze French would never be zat stupide!!!

They have got enough practice setting off bombs in other people's countries and sinking high profile boats in NZ

NO zr French would never be THAT stupid!!!

OZ777

PS 767-400er, our 2c worth is less than yours!!


User currently offlineBoeing in pdx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2028 times:

the description for the disaster was that a french military jet flew stright infront of the tu-144 casing the plane to stall to avoid collison.
that is why i beleve the french are responseble.


User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4575 posts, RR: 41
Reply 11, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2025 times:

Yes, a Mirage fighter flew into the Tu-144's path, and the Russian pilot had to take evasive manoevers, including a sudden climb, followed by a sudden dive. It is thought that the Tu-144 suffered a serious structural failure at this moment...


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User currently offlineHmmmm... From Canada, joined May 1999, 2108 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2021 times:

There are two theories about why the Tu-144 entered that dive that broke it apart:

1)The pilot was instinctively trying to avoid a mid-air with the Mirage III fighter he saw at the last second which appeared above and in front of him, or

2) He stalled his engines in his sharp climb and was trying to windmill them back on again by putting the plane into a sharp dive.

What I can say is that the Tu-144 did go into a steep power climb to show off at the air show. That alone invited disaster from Theory 2 even if Theory 1 is what actually happened.

My pet theory, however, is that the pilot fell out of his chair. Soviet pilot's seats were notoriously flimsy and wobbly, often borrowed from home. As this photo of an actual Tu-144 cockpit testifies.




Hmmmm...




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User currently offlineCleCo From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 569 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2006 times:

I would probably have to disagree with your source. It just sounds like the kind of rumor that someone with too much time on their hands would start.

Jake



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