MiG 17 flying under bridge?
4 1965 June, under the municipal bridge over the Ob river flew a jet fighter MIG-17.
This case was considered controversial and reached the highest ranks. The culprit of this incident was the Valentine Privalov. During his irresistible prowess, the pilot nearly lost his freedom, but no pilot can not repeat the kind in the world.
Eyewitnesses claim that the episode of the airplane, though, would come up from the river. huge waves and formed trough were raised.
However, the question arises ... why did the pilot so much risk? Why did he not made the team this trick? Could in fact and did not have to suffer to this circumstance people.
They say that the trick was due to pilot a dispute with his comrades. But later it became clear that Privalov wanted to prove to himself that he is capable of something more than the usual flights and flew a meter above the water surface.
Upon arrival and to the airport, the pilot was in the state of division, as if nothing had happened. But soon the pilot ordered the arrest, the plane sealed. And began routine questioning. The film barospidografe (a device which records the flight) was old. He was questioned not only his but his flight mates. The news began to rise higher and higher until it reached the USSR Defense Minister Marshal R.Malinovskogo.
Marshall decided to personally talk with the pilot and the meeting took place at an aircraft factory, named after Chkalov.
Later, the pilot was removed from Flight profession.
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