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“Just wait until you see us fly. Then you’ll see something.”
– Mikhail Kozlov (Tupolev Tu-144 Pilot)
The Tu-144 launched with a steep climb and everything was going fine until its nose started to dip.In this clip, BBC News shows film of the tragic crash as well as an interview test pilot John Farley who witnessed the crash.