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Crash at an air show in France

Description

This grainy footage is from way back in 1973. That isn't the Concorde but the most recent Soviet-made airliner at the time taking off from the French airport of Le Bourget. At about 3600 feet, the airliner suddenly goes into a nosedive, killing its six crew members along with several others on the ground. A quarter century later, Le Bourget was once again the site of a Russian plane crash. This time it's 1999 and the plane in question is a Russian multipurpose jetfighter. The pilots miscalculate the altitude at which they need to pull the plane out of a dive, and while the multimillion dollar plane is lost, the pilots are able to eject safely.

Project

Theory of Catastrophes

Segment

Shocking, Crime & Investigation program

Category

Disasters

Tags

accident, sky, victims, pilot, air disaster, Soviet airliner, French airport, Le Bourget, Russian plane crash, crew

Details

ID:#0115001020
Date:2011-03-16
Duration:00:01:00
Language:english
Dialogues:yes
Views:2424
Record format:SD
Dimension:720x576
Video standard:PAL
Format video:4:3