Aviation Photo #0103937 Tupolev Tu-144 - Aeroflot

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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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Photo Added: August 22, 2000

Comments (2)

10 years ago
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!
8 years ago
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

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