Russia's new turbo-prop airliner, the TU-114, was filmed June 28 landing at New York's Idlewild Airport just eleven hours and six minutes after leaving Moscow and flying the 4,660 mile trip...
Russia's new turbo-prop airliner, the TU-114, was filmed June 28 landing at New York's Idlewild Airport just eleven hours and six minutes after leaving Moscow and flying the 4,660 mile trip... none-stop. Aboard the record-breaking aircraft was Russian First Deputy Premier Frol Kozlov. In New York to open the Soviet exhibition June 29.
It was the first non-stop flight ever made between the two capitals, and provided an exciting fanfare to the "panoramic view of life, study, work and play in the Soviet Union", illustrated in the 10,000 exhibit display at New York's Coliseum, designed to promote the tourist trade and encourage American business interests.
The 184-ton airliner - claimed as the biggest in the world, and capable of carrying 240 passengers - carried two US Air Force pilots and an American radio operator as advisers during the trip.
Deputy Premier Kozlov and the thirty-five member Russian delegation were greeted by New York's Commissioner of Commerce and Public Events Richard Patterson. June 30 M. Kozlov will start a thirteen-day tour of Washington, San Francisco, Detroit, Chicago and Pittsburgh, in the course of which he will meet President Eisenhower, other members of the administration, and important figures in business, labour and education.
American Vice-President Richard Nixon will next month open an American cultural exhibition in Moscow.