We’ve reconstructed the last 15 minutes of Gagarin’s life.
What did the Soviet State Panel learn from investigating the deaths of Yury Gagarin and Vladimir Seregin?
1. The MiG-15UTI aircraft was in working order before hitting the ground. The training aircraft had two cockpits – both for a student and an instructor.
2. Both pilots were sober. Medics didn’t find any alcohol in their blood. Gagarin and Seregin felt healthy before the flight, but weren’t able-bodied when the plane crashed.
3. Two MiG-15UTI aircrafts took off shortly after Gagarin (whose aircraft was code signed “625”). They were followed by the MiG-15UTI training aircraft code signed “614.” The 614 traveled parallel to Gagarin at an altitude of 3,000 meters. A total of 7 aircrafts were in the air at the same time as the 625.