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Aircraft 08-1 : CCCP-77113


Copyright Rob Schleiffert-1993.

Aircraft Number 08-1
Current Registration CCCP-77113
Production Model TU-144D 004D
Maiden Flight 2nd October 1979 : Voronezh, USSR.
Registration History Registered CCCP-77113 to Aeroflot - Soviet Airlines.
Total Flights 103 flights.
Total Flight Hours 223 hours.
Current Usage Scrapped in 2001 at Zhukovsky.
Notes

This aircraft, together with CCCP-77112, was the centrepiece of the tests that gave to the TU-144D model the airworthiness certificate.

On August 31, 1980 during a supersonic test flight suffered the destruction of an engine. Different parts and systems of the plane were affected and the crew was forced to make a successful emergency landing at the Engels Air Force Base.

During the nineties she remained parked in the apron of Zhukovsky airfield and engineless. It said that she was cannibalized for spares for TU-144LL and consequently was totally scrapped in 2001.


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Mosaeroshow'92 allowed for the first time to take photos of the plane 08-1.

Copyright Trevor Hall-1992.
CCCP-77113 remained parked and without engines in the Tupolev's facilities at Zhukovsky until she was scrapped in 2001.
Aircraft 08-1 lies on the apron of Zhukovsky airfield in one of the most sad pictures with a TU-144. In this picture can be seen the internal structure of the left wing during the dismantling process in 2001.

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Copyright TV Data-2001.

Copyright TV Data-2001.

Copyright TV Data-2001.

Copyright TV Data-2001.