January 26, 1998
The Soviet superjet makes a wide turn over the runway, guns its immense engines and ascends gracefully into the clouds, as thousands watch awestruck. Then it levels off, pitches unexpectedly into a dive…and explodes in flames. The ensuing conflagration kills the crew plus eight people on the ground. The shocking 1973 crash of the Russian rival of the Concorde at the Paris Air Show in front of the entire world has never been adequately explained—until now. NOVA reveals dramatic new details in the Cold War race to build the first faster-than-sound passenger jet in “Supersonic Spies,” airing Tuesday, January 27, 1998 at 8pm ET on PBS (check local listings).
Tuesday, January 27, 1998 at 8pm ET on PBS
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