Airplane Crash - Near Moscow, Russia 05/18/1935

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Moscow, Russia


Date05/18/1935
Time00:45
LocationNear Moscow, Russia
OperatorGor'ky Eskadril'ya
RouteDemonstration
TypeTupolev ANT-20 / I-5
RegistrationCCCP-I20
Aboard50
Fatalities50
Ground2
SummaryMidair collision with an I-5 fighter at 2,300 ft. The fighter was performing aerobatics trying to loop around the Tupolev. The plane crashed into a residental neighborhood and was on its maiden flight. The plane was nicknamed 'Maxim Gorky.' Pilot error. Forty-nine killed on the Tupolev, one on the I-5

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