ASN Aircraft accident Lisunov PS-84 CCCP-L3973 Saratov Airport (RTW)
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Date:Saturday 6 December 1941
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov PS-84
Registration: CCCP-L3973
MSN: 1841810?
First flight: 1941
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Saratov Airport (RTW) (   Russia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Saratov Airport (RTW/UWSS), Russia
Destination airport:Astrakhan Airport (ASF/URWA), Russia
The aircraft operated on a flight from Kuibyshev to Baku with en route stops at Saratov and Astrakhan. Both engines flamed out shortly after takeoff from Saratov after the flight engineer made a mistake in handling the fuel system.
The aircraft crash-landed. All 5 crew members and all 6 (or 8) passengers were seriously injured.

Fuel starvation
All engine powerloss
Forced landing outside airport

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Saratov Airport to Astrakhan Airport as the crow flies is 600 km (375 miles).

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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