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The tragedy at an air show in Levashovo

Description

It's June of 2001. And tragedy is in the air at the Levashovo Airfield near St. Petersburg. That morning, pilots of an elite squadron were preparing for an airshow performance. What they didn't know was that one of them would be dead in a manner of minutes. But back on the ground, the pilots and their grounds crew go about readying the planes for the fateful show. The planes line up, accelerate down the runway and take off in threes. These squadron pilots were among the best in the world and had gone for hundreds of shows without so much as a single major mistake. However, all streaks come to an end and the airplanes collide in midair. One of the pilots ejects, just in time, and is spared. The lifeless body of the second pilot was found among the wreckage of his plane.

Project

Theory of Catastrophes

Segment

Shocking, Crime & Investigation program

Category

Disasters

Tags

St.Petersburg, air show, tragedy, Russia, Airplane, accident, sky, Levashovo, pilot, midair, air disaster, aircrew, wreckage

Details

ID:#0115001018
Date:2011-03-16
Duration:00:01:33
Language:english
Dialogues:yes
Views:2704
Record format:SD
Dimension:720x576
Video standard:PAL
Format video:4:3