Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
  • Peter Vercruijsse
    Aeroflot
    Tupolev Tu-144
    Tupolev Tu-144
    Tupolev Tu-144
    Tupolev
    01-2
    CCCP-77102
    451
    Paris - Le Bourget
    France
    June 3, 1973
  • 168

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August 22, 2000
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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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Comments (8)

Anonymous
10 years ago
R.i.p.
Anonymous
10 years ago
:( R.I.P. to the rare bird
Anonymous
9 years ago
Eerie... specially by the description.
R.I.P.
Anonymous
7 years ago
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.
Anonymous
6 years ago
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.
Anonymous
6 years ago
The Tu-144 was a magnificent bird.
Anonymous
5 years ago
R.I.P.
Anonymous
1 year ago
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