Clarify the death of Yuri Gagarin 45 years of his death
It’s been over 40 years since the death of Yuri Gagarin, the first human who reached space-which occurred on March 27, 1968, that all this time has been shrouded in an aura of mystery because although it is known that it was due it crashed on a routine flight when piloting a MiG-15, the conditions that caused the accident have been subject to speculation and conspiracy theories over the past decades.
Theories ranged from bad Gagarin maneuvers to a possible fainting. However, we now know the truth finally thanks to cosmonaut Aleksey Leonov, the first man to perform a spacewalk in 1965 and witnessed the accident, Gagarin, who never was able to clarify the situation so far by government decision.
According to Leonov, who was part of the commission that investigated the accident, which caused the death of Gagarin was a supersonic jet Su-15 that was scheduled to be tested that day at an altitude of 10,000 meters, but a violation of the procedure , made his flight about 500 feet high, and which affected shockwave Gagarin’s flight.
“It must have been something like this: We had marked a sonic boom followed by two seconds of supersonic noise. Then, when I saw a report noticed that the interval should have been between 15 and 20 seconds, suggesting that the two jets should not have been more than ten miles away, “said Leonov.
At that time, the government commission reported that the accident was due to attempted dodge a civilian target, like a hot air balloon, which caused the move that ended with the accident and the death of Gagarin and an experienced instructor who accompanied Vladimir Seryogin.
The idea at the time, during the Cold War, was not revealing that the accident of one of the greatest heroes of Russia was due to human error. In fact, the government authorized Leonov now to reveal the reasons of the accident provided it does not reveal the identity of the driver who caused the death of Gagarin.
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