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May 1, 2011

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

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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.

  • http://twitter.com/chained David S

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