Kevin From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1142 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2049 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.
B767-400er From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2000, 290 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1979 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 )
Kevin From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1964 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.
Wing From Turkey, joined Oct 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1961 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?
VirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 41
Reply 11, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1933 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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