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CCCP-77102 / 451 (cn 01-2) Not a great photo, but especially interesting. The day before it's crash, the TU-144 performs the identical maneuver that it failed to survive on its next attempt. Otherwise making for a poor shot, the picture has a horizontal and vertical reference clearly showing the extremely severe attitude of the aircraft. It flew from left to right at slow speed, then pitched up steeply and banked left. The next day, at the apogee of this maneuver, it suffered reverse airflow, stalled and broke up.
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A visitor from Mauritius posted Fri July 3, 2009:
The aircraft broke up during that fateful maneuver because the pilots over-stressed the airframe. There's quite a bit of info on this event (google) as well as video/s on youtube/metacafe.

A visitor from China posted Mon June 8, 2009:
You should google the real reason of the crash~

A visitor from Mexico posted Wed May 20, 2009:
The pic may be old but still shows the impressive type of maneuvers russian pilots always do on airshows. Too bad this one ended sour, however the TU 144 is still the best SST ever built (speed; take off cruise and approach, range and passengers onboard). I like the Concord but love the TU 144.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed April 15, 2009:
This is some history. Thank you.

A visitor from - posted Wed April 15, 2009:
Almost as if we were there. Quality not even an issue; it's more about treasuring the moment in time.

from Pakistan

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Sun February 8, 2009:
Thank you very much for photo and information. Really sad story with this plane, especially for my country...

A visitor from Turkey posted Sun February 8, 2009:
Great picture, thanks for sharing it after all these years.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun February 8, 2009:
Never mind the quality, thank you for sharing.

A visitor from - posted Fri February 6, 2009:
This is an amazing photo. Very interessting and with a well written remark. In such case quality doesn't matter at all!.

A visitor from Italy posted Fri February 6, 2009:
Impressive, a great historical picture.

A visitor from Australia posted Fri February 6, 2009:
I was a kid in Russia when it happened. Still remember the parent's shock after the news...

A visitor from Sweden posted Fri February 6, 2009:
Good pic!
Rest In Peace.

A visitor from - posted Fri February 6, 2009:
Amazing pic!

A visitor from - posted Fri February 6, 2009:
Aris!
It is an impressive look because the Tu looks like a military fighter doing this climb!!
five here!
Leandro R Furlan

A visitor from Germany posted Fri February 6, 2009:
Great historic photograph. By seeing those manoeuver it becomes clearer why it went completely wrong the next day. Looks really dangerous, thank you for sharing

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