Aviation Photo #0852974 Tupolev Tu-144 - Aeroflot

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Taking off for its display during which it crashed. During its display going straight up, and on top going in a dive to regain speed. When it pulled up a large white piece (wing) came off on the right side and the TU-144 crashed.
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Photo Added: June 05, 2005

Comments (6)

12 years ago
Fabulous shot, french tv shot the crash but unfortunately it was in black and white and awful, this is a piece of history as we frenchmen always thought tu-144 was the result of hard work from kgb agents spying concorde...
12 years ago
Fantastic Photograpgh, This aircraft did not deserve to end its life.
11 years ago
5* where is the landing?
No, just great plane great pic grate rating
10 years ago
Great shot!!! Did you actually see the crash???
8 years ago
Perfect and rather rare capture of this gorgeous machine's take-off.
6 years ago
I dont really mind whether this was copied in any way from Concorde, or the other way around... Just like her western sister a very cool machine, and I regret that it crashed; I think that after the British Airways old colour scheme Concordes(Landor without the (near-black) blue belly), this Aeroflot Tupolev makes for the coolest looking Supersonic bird I've seen, I find this perhaps even more cool (and certainly more authentic) looking than the Pepsi Concorde, and the one with SIA titles on one side.

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