Yuri Gagarin air crash details emergeBreaking News
tags: space exploration, BBC News, Yuri Gagarin, MiG-15, cosmonauts
New details have emerged about the air crash on 27 March 1968 that killed Yuri Gagarin - the first man in space.
Fellow cosmonaut Alexey Leonov claims an "unauthorised" plane flew too close to Gagarin's fighter jet, sending it into a spin.
Gagarin and his flight instructor Vladimir Seryogin died when their MiG-15 went down near the town of Novoselovo, about 90km from Moscow.
Secrecy surrounding the crash has led to vigorous speculation down the years....
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