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May 1, 2011

VIDEO: Russian Tu-154 Averts Disaster After Losing Flight Control

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Written by: Phil Derner Jr.
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Reports indicate that this Tupolev Tu-154 (RA-85563) was operating a test flight after being stored for as many as 10 years. Shortly after takeoff, it developed a problem with its control surfaces and was unable to maintain steady flight, with extreme pitch and yaw issues.

As indicated in the second video, the aircraft was able to land safely, seemingly without injury.



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Phil Derner Jr.
Phil Derner founded NYCAviation in 2003. A lifetime aviation enthusiast that grew up across the water from La Guardia Airport, Phil has aviation experience as a Loadmaster, Operations Controller and Flight Dispatcher. He owns and operates NYCAviation and performs duties as an aviation expert through writing, consulting, public speaking and media appearances. You can reach him by email or follow him on Twitter.




 
 

 

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  • where are the videos ? ive allowed everything in noscript firefox addon and i still see no videos !