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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 8 December 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Operator:Aeroflot / Uzbekistan
Registration: CCCP-L5805
C/n / msn: 1845805
First flight: 1942
Total airframe hrs:6
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mount Menshy Brat (   Uzbekistan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Chelkar (UATR), Kazakhstan
Destination airport:Aktyubinsk Airport (AKX/UATT), Kazakhstan
Narrative:
The Li-2 was being delivered from Tashkent to the long-range aviation unit of the Soviet Air Force. En route it encountered low clouds with icing over the Mugodzhar Range. The aircraft lost height and impacted the southern slope of Mount Menshy Brat (590 metres), at a height of 520 metres.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Chelkar to Aktyubinsk Airport as the crow flies is 312 km (195 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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