|Aircraft Number 05-2|
|Production Model||TU-144S “004”|
|Maiden Flight||29th April 1976 : Voronezh, USSR.|
|Registration History||Registered CCCP-77109 to Aeroflot - Soviet Airlines.|
|Current Usage||Probably scrapped at VASO factory.|
This aircraft was one of the two planes used for regular passengers' flights on Moscow - Alma-Ata route.
The first flight (SU499) was on 1st November 1977 with a range of 3,260 km, an altitude of 16,000-17,000 m and at the speed of 2,300 km/h.
This service was performed once a week and the number of passengers did not exceed 80 persons. In total 55 flights were executed and 3,284 passenger were transported until the end of service in June 1978.
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|Ceremony at the Moscow-Domodedovo Airport before first passenger flight on November 1, 1977.||CCCP-77109 in a regular flight between Moscow and Alma-Ata.|
|Waiting in the Moscow-Domodedovo Airport to a passengers' new flight.
Copyright PJSC «Tupolev».
|Another view of aircraft 05-2 during a regular flight.|
|Parked in the apron of the Airport of Alma-Ata before the next trip back to Moscow.||Aircraft 05-2 in Alma-Ata Airport at the foot of Tian Shan or “celestial mountains”.|
|The passengers' economy class cabin during a regular flight.||An employee of the Moscow-Domodedovo Airport gives to the pilot the instructions to park.|
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