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More: Paris - Le Bourget (LBG / LFPB)
More: France, June 3, 1973
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CCCP-77102 / 451 (cn 01-2) At the Paris Air Show, retracting its wheels on its last take-off with the foreplanes fully extended. A few minutes later the aircraft crashed in Goussainville after taking avoiding action for a Mirage. In the resulting dive a filming cameraman fell on the controls, and then the forces needed to recover from the resulting dive were too strong and caused the aircraft to break-up. The 6 people on board died.
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A visitor from - posted Sat September 26, 2009:
To the comment below, normally its the captains responsibility to make shure everyone is wearing seat belts or other devices to ensure safety on board

A visitor from Netherlands posted Sun November 18, 2007:
F**** you, cameraman! (read the caption if u wanna get that<<)Such a shame... Till now I always thought there was just something wrong with the Tu-144, but the Russian engineers are innocent!

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