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 Nikolai Pavlovich Blagin

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Nikolai Pavlovich Blagin

Birth
Death 18 May 1935 (aged 35)
Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
Burial Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
Memorial ID 124690140 View Source
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Pilot TsAGI (Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute)

Pilot of the escort airplane which collided with the "Maxim Gorky".

"Maxim Gorky" was the name of the first of two Tupolev ANT-20 aircraft built by the Soviet Union, the largest airplane built in the 1930s. On May 18, 1935, the "Maxim Gorky" was on a demonstration flight over Moscow. During the flight one of three escort planes collided with the "Maxim Gorky" causing both planes to crash, killing all on board the two aircraft.

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