Top 5 worst accidents in RT Docmentaries
Yuryi Gagarin was Russian Soviet pilot and cosmonaut. He was the first human to travel to space. On April 12 ,1961, he completed an orbit of the Earth in his Vostok space ship. He was incredibly popular in the USSR and all over the world, but even after becoming the greatest Soviet celebrity, he continued his career of a jet pilot. During one of his training flights, on March 1968, his plane crashed, killing him and his instructor. His body was cremated and the ashes buried in the Kremlin walls.
Raspadskaya coal mine explosion
The Raspadskaya Coal Mine is located in Kemerovo Oblast, Russia. It is the largest coal mine and the largest underground mine in the country. The mine was opened in 1973 and its construction was completed in 1977. Since 2001, there have been several lethal accidents at the mine. The biggest of them happened on 8 May 2010, when an explosion took lives of 66 workers.
Locomotiv plane crash
It was the start of the new season for the KHL. Lokomotiv Yaroslavl was expected to claim victory over Dynamo Minsk team. But the fans' excitement was suddenly overrun by a tragic event: on September 7, 2011, a plane that was suppose to take the team to Minsk,crashed during takeoff, killing the whole team. The total death toll of the tragedy was 44 people.
The Chernobyl disaster
On April 26, 1986 a nuclear disaster that happened at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, USSR, released a significant amount of radiation into the atmosphere, which contaminated western USSR and many European countries. It was the worst nuclear power plant accident in history and was classified as the maximum level on the International Nuclear Event Scale. The accident itself took lives of 31 people, but long-term effects such as cancers are still being investigated.
MH-17 plane crash
A Malaysian Airlines flight heading from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur went down in Ukraine’s Donetsk region on July 17, 2014. None of the 298 people on board survived. The disaster was one of the deadliest air catastrophes ever. It’s yet unknown who is responsible for the MH-17 crash and speculation is still rife to this day.