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Accident description
Last updated: 24 June 2018
Status:
Date:Tuesday 2 March 1943
Time:12:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Operator:Aeroflot
Registration: CCCP-L3495
C/n / msn: 1841104
First flight: 1941
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mount Ketan-Dag (   Armenia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Yerevan Airport (EVN/UDYZ), Armenia
Destination airport:Tbilisi Airport (TBS/UGGG), Georgia
Narrative:
The aircraft got caught in a downdraft and impacted the snow-covered Mount Ketan-Dag, 45 km north-east of Yerevan.

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Distance from Yerevan Airport to Tbilisi Airport as the crow flies is 174 km (109 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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