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Today, at the 33rd pier of Vladivostok’s Korabelnaya embankment, a mourning rally was held, dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the death of officers of the command staff of the Pacific Fleet in a plane crash near Leningrad.

On this day, February 7, 1981, after the completion of the operational mobilization meeting of the leadership of the Navy, the delegations of the fleets flew from the military airfield of the city of Pushkin on their planes. During takeoff, the Tu-104 aircraft of the Pacific Fleet Air Force crashed to the ground from a height of about 50 meters and caught fire. In this plane crash, 52 people died, including 16 admirals and generals – almost the entire command staff of the fleet.

At the memorial sign to the victims of the plane crash, a rally was held in which the command of the Pacific Fleet, members of the Pacific Fleet Military Council, heads of departments and services of the Pacific Fleet headquarters, cadets of the S.O. Makarov Pacific Higher Naval School, representatives of veteran and public organizations, relatives and relatives of the victims. On the parade ground in front of the monument, the crews of the ships of the Primorsky flotilla of diverse forces lined up.

A minute of silence was announced in memory of the victims, then a wreath and flowers were laid at the monument to the sounds of a military band. The ceremony ended with a solemn march by the crews of the Pacific Fleet warships.

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