Military - Russian Air Force

Military - Russian Air Force Wednesday March 27, 1968
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.

Crash Details

DateWednesday March 27, 1968
LocationNear Moscow, Russia
Passengers0
Crew2
Fatalities2
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeMiG-15 UTI
OperatorMilitary - Russian Air Force
Registration
Flight Origin
Flight Destination
Near Moscow, Russia
Military - Russian Air Force
MiG-15 UTI
1968