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Last flight of the Soviet Tu-144 supersonic jet, 1973
By Published: February 15, 2021
Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes
Paris, June, 1973: A Soviet Tu-144 supersonic passenger jet, the rival to the British-French Concorde, flies over Le Bourget Airport during the Paris Air Show. Moments later, the plane fell apart in midair after a steep climb and crashed in a nearby town, killing all six people on board and eight on the ground.