The mystery of the 8 – second air crash

On February 7, 1981, after the examination of the command ability of the four major fleet commanders of the Soviet navy, on the return plane, there were a total of 16 Taiping fleet generals, including Pacific fleet commander Admiral Ann Dourthe Spinoff, fleet aviation commander Gorki Pavlov vice admiral, and an army general from the Binhai Military Region, who also flew back to Vladivostok. There are also the chief military officers of the Pacific fleet and some top government officials.

After the tower gave the take-off order to the Pacific fleet special plane, the pilot only glided for less than a few hundred meters and took off hastily without even sliding to the edge of the runway. The pilots are all excellent pilots of the Pacific Fleet Air Force. They have been driving similar aircraft for more than 10 years. Their take-off action adopted the internationally popular balancing method that had just been introduced into the Soviet Union at that time, which allowed the plane to fly off the ground quickly, but it brought the plane one step closer to disaster: rapid climb caused the lift force of the plane to drop rapidly, and the ratio of lift force to the weight of the plane also dropped. In this case, the balance of the plane fell to the limit.

The newly-launched plane encountered strong flanking currents only when it reached an altitude of 50 meters. In order to overcome this airflow, the pilot habitually pressed the direction of the airflow on the right side of the plane. Unexpectedly, the extremely unstable fuselage encountered strong air currents, and the plane suddenly plunged to the ground like a kite with a broken line, leaving neither the pilot nor the co-pilot with a final word or two in panic. But the black box left the last sound of the navigator. At that time, the panicked navigator shouted, ” Where to? ! Where to? ! Where to? !” Of course, he didn’t know the plane was falling straight to the ground at this time. At that time, the plane took only 8 seconds from takeoff to landing.

After the plane landed, several tons of aviation kerosene poured into the cabin of the plane, and then a loud explosion shattered all the chances of survival …

It was not long before the Soviet authorities set up a special investigation team to carry out investigations. From terrorist attacks to technical argumentation, all possibilities were included in the investigation. Unexpectedly, this was the reason.

It turned out that during the Soviet Union, all materials were scarce, and the supply in the central cities was much better than that in the border areas. The officers of the Taiping Fleet, who were about to return to their bases, took advantage of the gap between the exercises to frantically purchase the scarce materials that could not be bought in the border areas. Some officers even brought on board the color televisions purchased in Leningrad ( the color televisions made in the Soviet Union had just been put into production in the early 1980s ), and the combined furniture panels made in Czech and Poland. In addition to the personal luggage carried by the officials, in order to participate in the joint command exercise, the Pacific fleet delegation also carried a large number of confidential materials such as plotters, scales and battle charts. These things themselves are not heavy, but because they are classified materials, they are all packed in heavy iron boxes. In addition, the commander of the Pacific fleet also obtained several tons of high-quality printing paper in Leningrad through naval ties and was also put on the plane. After the air crash, the air crash investigation team formed by the Soviet authorities weighed various items left near the wreckage of the plane. The results showed that the weight of these items exceeded the maximum load limit designed by the theory of Figure -104A, and the plane was actually overloaded.

As the passengers on board are all senior officials of the major departments of the Pacific fleet, as the pilots of the special plane belonging to the Pacific fleet, they also failed to check and control their belongings. A large amount of cargo loaded by the plane is piled up at the rear of the engine room, while the front of the engine room is the special cabin of the fleet commander, which has laid a curse on the plane. The center of gravity of the aircraft is inclined to the tail, seriously damaging the aerodynamic performance of the aircraft. Although the Soviet army has strict flight rules and regulations, it is very difficult to implement them in practice. The special plane of the Pacific Fleet also stipulates that each passenger can only carry 20 kilograms of luggage, and overloading must be approved by the fleet commander. However, the pilot Lieutenant Colonel Anton Eyushin did not strictly follow this rule. The reason is very simple. He was two months away from retirement when the air crash occurred. He only wanted to land ” safely” in this life.

Anton Eyushin did not stand up well in the last shift and did not adhere to the principle of flying. The 8 – second air crash not only ruined his dream of remaining alive, but also claimed the lives of him and his companions on the plane. The once dominant Pacific fleet was no longer brilliant. As the saying goes: laughter is the best when it comes to the end. Sometimes we often let all our efforts go to waste because of the last little slack.