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Last Movements of the 'Soviet Lindbergh'

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf


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Posted 08 September 2013 - 10:53 PM

Polar Mission Tracing the Last Movements of the 'Soviet Lindbergh'

RIA Novosti said:

MOSCOW, September 8, (Alexandra Odynova, RIA Novosti) On August 12, 1937, Soviet pilot Sigizmund Levanevsky, known in America as "the Soviet Lindbergh," and his five compatriots took off from Moscow in massive plane bound for the United States via the North Pole in a highly risky flight.

A day later, the plane veered off course.

It vanished somewhere in the Arctic, and for decades this story has been one of the great, unsolved mysteries of aviation history.

Earlier this week, over seventy years since takeoff, a group of Russian and American enthusiasts are on the verge of solving the tragedy of the first cargo-passenger flight from Moscow to Alaska.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 12:19 AM

Interesting, and I look forward to further developments. But I have my doubts that the plane "fell off the radar" in 1937.

Incidentally, the plane: http://en.wikipedia....khovitinov_DB-A

Edited by PersonFromPorlock, 10 September 2013 - 12:31 AM.

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 05:34 AM

Cool story frist I have heard of it,can't Waite to hear more of it

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