(11786) Bakhchivandji

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1977 QW. Discovered 1977 Aug. 19 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

Grigorij Yakovlevich Bakhchivandji (1909–1943) was a Soviet test pilot and pioneer in rocket flights who in 1942 piloted the first flight on the rocket-propelled experimental aircraft BI-1 of Bolkhovitinov and Isaev. He perished while piloting this aircraft’s second flight. (M 46010)

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