The plane crash at Pushkin airfield on February 7, 1981 became the very last accident in the Tupolev Tu-104 history, after which they were permanently retired from service. But the main reason the disaster at Pushkin airfield went down in history was because this single crash had almost entirely beheaded the Soviet Pacific Fleet. That day, in just a few seconds, the Soviet Navy lost 16 admirals and generals, including the commander of the Pacific Fleet admiral Emil Spiridonov.
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00:00 - 7 February 1981
02:48 - Pushkin
05:06 - War?
07:23 - Main Suspect
09:17 - Black Box
13:11 - "Sausage Plane"
16:54 - Printing Paper
21:40 - Serving on Duty
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