MOSCOW, April 12 – RIA Novosti. The cause of the plane crash, in which the first cosmonaut of the planet Yuri Gagarin died, will remain uncertain, it is possible that the cosmonaut's plane collided with a meteorological balloon, the USSR pilot-cosmonaut, twice Hero of the Soviet Union, the last living cosmonaut from the first cosmonaut corps, told RIA Novosti. made two space flights, Boris Volynov.
Gagarin, together with pilot Vladimir Seryogin, crashed on March 27, 1968 while piloting a MiG-15UTI plane. “It's hard to say. Nothing is clear. There are many versions, which one is true. One of the versions is that the soldier launched a meteorological pilot balloon. This is an apparatus weighing about a kilogram. If the plane collides with it with the glazing of the lantern at high speed, it will not seem a little. At the same time, the ball itself cannot be discerned in advance when flying at high speed, “Volynov said.
He said that he is on the commission to investigate the causes of the tragedy. I want to become an astronaut