ACCIDENTS
Cause

In Memory

CCCP-77102

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On Sunday, June 3, 1973 a fatal accident happened with the TU-144S number 01-2 registered CCCP-77102. She crashed during an exhibition flight at Paris Air Show due to the separation of the left wing. The crew was trying to rise the plane after a deep dive when the aircraft broke apart under influence of aerodynamic and internal forces.

All 6 crewmembers on board were killed.
8 people in Goussainville on the ground were also killed.
25 people in Goussainville on the ground were injured.


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Copyright Steve Stibbens-1973.
Cause

In Memory

CCCP-77111

On Tuesday, 23rd May 1978 a second fatal accident happened with the TU-144D number 06-2 registered CCCP-77111. During a test flight the rupture of a fuel line caused the leak of 8 tons of fuel inside the right wing. Two engines were shut down by fire alarm but the failure of a third engine forced an emergency landing on a field near Yegoryevsk. The plane was consumed by fire and later scrapped.

2 crewmembers on board were killed.
6 crewmembers on board were injured.


Crash of CCCP-77111

This section will provide all the information available on both accidents. Different sub-sections will be added with technical reports and the results of the investigations.