Aviation Photo #2634709 Tupolev Tu-134AK - Aeroflot

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The Tupolev 134 was acting as a photographic chase aircraft to a Tupolev 22M3-LL aerodynamics research aircraft ("32 Red") when both aircraft collided in flight at an altitude of 3000m. The Tu-134 sustained major damage to the stabilizer, lost control and crashed into the swampy forest. The Tu-22 managed to land safely back at Zhukovsky. The Tu-134 was operated by the Gromov Flight Research Institute (LII) of the Ministry of Aviation Industry (MAP).
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Photo Added: May 05, 2015

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