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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Datum:Samstag 18 Mai 1935
Flugzeugtyp:Tupolew ANT-20 Maxim Gorky
Fluggesellschaft:Tupolev Design Bureau
Kennzeichen: CCCP-I20
Baujahr: 1934-06-17 (11 months)
Triebwerk: 8 Mikulin AM-34FRN
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 33 / Insassen: 33
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 35 / Insassen: 35
Opfer am Boden:Todesopfer: 9
Opfer des Zusammenstoßes:Todesopfer: 1
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Moscow (   Russland)
Flugphase: Manövrieren (MNV)
Flug von:Moskva-Khodynka (Frunze) Central Aerodrome, Russland
Flug nach:Moskva-Khodynka (Frunze) Central Aerodrome, Russland
The giant ANT-20 plane took off for a demonstration flight over Moscow along with some smaller planes. As a result of a poorly executed loop maneuver around the plane performed by an accompanying Polikarpov I-5 fighter, both planes collided and the Maxim Gorky crashed into a low-rise residential neighborhood. The fighter pilot was killed, along with the two flight crew members and 33 passengers on the ANT-20.

» Aeroplane Monthly Aug 1990, p. 502


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