The brigade of young inventors prepared a big surprise for the country: it designed and built the world's first stratoplan. The first tests were to be performed by an experienced Shakhov pilot. According to the schedule of the flight at the appointed time, Shakhov switched off the motors and launched the nouses. A few hours later, the connection with the pilot disappeared, and over the islands of Kadiak and Sitka, a bolide of dazzling brightness flew. His flight was accompanied by a deafening buzz, resembling a cannada. What happened? ..