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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Datum:zaterdag 18 mei 1935
Type:Tupolev ANT-20 Maxim Gorky
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Tupolev Design Bureau
Registratie: CCCP-I20
Bouwjaar: 1934-06-17 (11 months)
Motoren: 8 Mikulin AM-34FRN
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 33 / inzittenden: 33
Totaal:slachtoffers: 35 / inzittenden: 35
Slachtoffers op de grond:slachtoffers: 9
Botsingsslachtoffers:slachtoffers: 1
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Moscow (   Rusland)
Fase: Manoeuvreren (MNV)
Soort vlucht:Demonstratie
Vliegveld van vertrek:Moskva-Khodynka (Frunze) Central Aerodrome, Rusland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Moskva-Khodynka (Frunze) Central Aerodrome, Rusland
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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