- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: March 27, 1968
Time: 1031
Location: Near Moscow, Russia
Operator: Military - Russian Air Force
Flight #: ?
Route: ?
AC Type: MiG-15 UTI
Registration: ?
cn / ln: ?
Aboard: 2   (passengers:0  crew:2)
Fatalities: 2   (passengers:0  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, 34, the first man in space, was killed along with his instructor, when the military fighter they were training in crashed approximately 30 miles east of Moscow. Some reports suggest the fighter jet flew into the wake turbulence of another aircraft.
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