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More: Tupolev Tu-144
More: Paris - Le Bourget (LBG / LFPB)
More: France, June 3, 1973
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CCCP-77102 / 451 (cn 01-2) Impacting the ground in Goussainville, as seen from Le Bourget. You hear a big thump, then there is an eerie silence, and then you hear sirens everywhere, fire-engines rush to the scene, and rescue helicopters take-off.
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A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed January 28, 2015:
Terror to be the 7 one board secounds before the crash, Sadly we may never know what happened to the tu-144 because of all the cover ups

A visitor from - posted Sat June 25, 2011:

A visitor from - posted Fri April 9, 2010:
The Tu-144 was a magnificent bird.

A visitor from - posted Fri April 9, 2010:
This is the most amazing photo I've ever seen of this crash. It only underscores the tragedy of the TU-144 program. The Soviet Supersonic jet was doomed from the start, but it's fate was sealed by the reality that the TU-144 was a product of the Soviet Union, where it didn't enjoy the audience of Millionaires and literati who were able to pay a fortune to make the Franco-British Concorde the illustrious success it eventually became...for years, prior to that one fateful takeoff outside Paris in 2000.

A visitor from Hungary posted Thu August 21, 2008:
This is a wonderfully sorrow picture, that brings back memories. this photo stand close to me since the Capitan of this aircraft tought me to fly the IL18 and latter one of the best planes ever built the Tu 154-B2.

A visitor from Portugal posted Wed October 11, 2006:
Eerie... specially by the description.

A visitor from Denmark posted Wed January 18, 2006:
:( R.I.P. to the rare bird

A visitor from Brazil posted Thu October 6, 2005:

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