Place Gagarin's death today
• Place Gagarin's death today
55 years and 1 day ago flew into space for the first time people, and most importantly, come back! And after 7 years after the flight was killed along with his mentor in a plane crash on the MiG-15, handing the penultimate exam to fly one.
I thought as a child - and why he had flown all? be rested himself on his laurels, he lived to
But youth is foolish and categorical. Now, I understand - people could not live without the sky ... with a good wife and peacocks, which still need to meet your old age?
Yesterday we visited the place of his death. Impression on the place depressing. So many years have passed, and seeing the circle, where the plane fell, tears welling. I then did not exist, but Gagarin had always been for me somehow unreal man perfect. These take into astronauts ... on which the equal and to be proud of.
Official conclusions of the commission: the crew due to changing in-flight air situation made a sharp maneuver and fell into a tailspin. Despite the pilots trying to bring the car in level flight, the aircraft collided with the ground, the crew perished.
Mom says (she finished school at the time), in March 1968, everyone was shocked, at first no one could not believe in the death of the first cosmonaut of the Earth. Rumors were different, but because of the fact that they were not released, were even such that the crew flew drunk and without permission. But, of course, it was impossible.
Having visited in 1972 on the site of the fall of the MiG-15, he remembers that the stele was not, there was only a circle of concrete. Stele made of red granite in the shape of an aircraft wing was erected in 1975. On the front side of the stele carved portraits of Yuri Gagarin and Vladimir Seregin. At the foot of the stele encircled by a ring of black labradorite. Inside the ring is installed five-sided slab with the inscription: "March 27, 1968 on this point in a plane crash killed the world's first cosmonaut, Hero of the Soviet Union Yuri Gagarin and test pilot, Hero of the Soviet Union, Vladimir S. Seregin."
Flowers lie on March 28.
From collective Khrunichev Center.
But still the birch cut off by plane, only grown and has taken the top branches curves.
14 trees shaved off the plane, falling ...
And if in the 70's, for mother's story, everything was red-red from pioneer ties, now stick plastic flowers and ...
... that's it!
Explain to me why on the spot death of Gagarin newlyweds hang the locks? What does the Gagarin? Wedding - a holiday, and place of death - not a place of celebration, I think. Or some lovers brain is not left?
The road from the turn of the Novoselova maintained in good condition, clean the roadside, even the trees trimmed.
The road to the memorial neat and tidy, but there are plans to improve its ...
At the entrance stands a stand here with the plan of renovation of the complex. Apparently, things will change in the coming years. That's just the Su-30 taking off into the woods, probably still not the topic ...
At 300 meters from the place of death there is a mini-museum, which was closed; and a copy of the MiG-15UTI, at the same Gagarin crashed here and Seregi
MiG-15UTI. 28 March 1968 was made the last flight
The first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin GROUND AND FLIGHT TUTOR VS Seregin
A couple of years ago Leonov told the truth about Gagarin's death:
March 27, 1968 while piloting an aircraft with crew Seregin, Gagarin near illegally turned another plane Su-15, which was carrying out flight from the airfield of Zhukovsky. In this case, the pilot broke the regime down to a height of 450 meters, on the left afterburner on a train and at a distance of 10-15 meters in the clouds, passing close to Gagarin, turned his plane rammed into a tailspin, or rather, into a deep spiral to 750 kilometers per in hour.
Gagarin's plane made a half turn of and on the withdrawal of the corkscrew collided with Earth.
When asked about who was piloting the aircraft Su-15 and inadvertently led to Gagarin's death, Leonov replied: "I was given the opportunity to announce the true cause of the condition that I will not mention the name of the pilot, who is now 80 years, and his state of health is very serious. I gave my word that I will not mention. "
According to Alexei Arkhipovich, this is not the version, and the true cause of death of the first cosmonaut of the planet ...