A news report about the USS Iowa gun turret explosion in 1989.
Il-76 Low Level Flight Over City Causes Panic
Residents of Orenburg were not warned that the military would fly the plane so dangerously low. Apparently it was a surprise. Military transport aircraft IL-76 flew four circles over the city. Later it became known that the airplane was participating in a parade devoted to the 25th anniversary of the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan. “I’m sure that the idea of low flying was good, beautiful and most importantly, safe. This is the aircraft which brought our guys home from Afghanistan,”- the military pilot, hero of Russia Andrei Zelenko said. Related article: http://bit.ly/1I2Lc8z