1st plot. Saratov region, Engels. Strategic bomber "Mikhail Gromov" at the airfield after the end of tactical exercises in long-range aviation units. A group of people by the plane. The commander of the crew, Lieutenant Colonel Yu. Deineko, among the greeters. The pilots are in the ranks. One of the pilots is giving an interview (sinhr.). Aircraft at the airport. Eyewitnesses of the air crash with the bomber "Mikhail Gromov" recall what happened (sinhr.). The funeral of the dead pilots; among those present - Colonel V.N. Music. View of smoking debris in the vicinity of the Stepnoye village. The graves of Yu. Deineko, Kolchin and other pilots. Checkpoint at the airport.