Plane crash of the Tu-144S at the air show in Le Bourget. 1973
Plane crash of the Tu-144S at the air show in Le Bourget. 1973

Plane crash of the Tu-144S Tupolev at the air show in Le Bourget

  • Date of the crash: 03.06.1973, the
  • The time of the crash: 15: 29
  • Country plane crash in France
  • Place the crash: Goussainville
  • Type of aircraft: Tu-144S
  • Registration of aircraft: CCCP77102
  • Aviation company name: Tupolev

Chronology of events: During 4 seconds, an overload of 4-4,5 units appeared on exit from the dive. After the beginning of the dive exit at 5 second, at a flight speed of 780 km / h at an altitude of 280 m, a separation of the front left wing took place, which hit the fuel tank through the main wing and broke through. The plane began to rotate to the left and collapsed in the air due to overloads that exceeded the calculated ones. The wreckage, enveloped in flames, fell to the town of Goussainville at 6500 m from the end of the 03 strip. 5 houses were completely destroyed and 20 partially damaged. On the ground, 8 people were killed and 25 injured. The plane crash took place in 15: 29 local time.

Data on victims:

  • Total on board were people 6: 6 crew members. On the ground was 8 people. Number of people killed 14: 6 8chlenov crew and people on the ground.
Details of the crash:
  • Phase of flight: a flight in a circle
  • Identified causes of the crash: the causes are unknown
Data on the plane:
  • Brand aircraft Tu-144S
  • Aircraft ID: CCCP-77102
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 1972
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 01-2
Flight data:
  • Tour type: Demonstration
  • Aviation Company: Tupolev
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • I am flying from Paris
  • He flew to Paris
  • Original item: Paris
  • A final point: Paris
Additional information:

Information about the crew:
  • KBC - Mikhail Kozlov
  • 2-th pilot Valery Molchanov
  • piece- GN Bazhenov
  • b / and - AI Dralin
  • Ing. BA Pervukhin
  • Deputy gene. Konstr - Vladimir Benderov