Russian pilot Valentin Privalov

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Russian pilot Valentin Privalov flying under the bridge over river Ob (June 14, 1965 ).

The day was hot and sunny. Most people were on the beach, among them were military officers from the local headquarters. Suddenly, people heard the roar of the aircraft and a silver arrow rushed in front of everyone, soaring upward, leaving the huge wave behind. The distance between the supports of the bridge was 120 m, height 30 m. Aircraft flew into this “window” at the speed of 700 km/h. Privalov was facing court-martial, but the Defense Minister, Marshal Malinovsky decided to keep the pilot in the ranks.

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