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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 26 July 1941
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3
Operator:Soviet Air Force
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 17
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lake Sig, Tver region (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Andreapol Air Base, Russia
Narrative:
Descended very low over Lake Sig (Tver region) in order to evade the attack of two German fighters. A wing struck the water and the aircraft crashed into the lake. The wreck was found by divers around the millennium.
The airplane had departed Yedrovo Airport for Andreapol.

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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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