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Narrative:The first prototype of the Tu-95 crashed on its 17th test flight.
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|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 12|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Noginsk -
|Phase:|| En route|
An engine fell off the wing following a fire. Nine occupants parachuted to safety but three died. This was the second prototype of the Tu-95 strategic bomber plane.
Tupolev: The Man and His Aircraft / Andrei Kandalov, Paul Duffy , 1996 (ISBN 1560918993)