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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 20 May 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov PS-84
Operator:Aeroflot
Registration: CCCP-L3909
C/n / msn: 1841115
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Sochi (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Adler/Sochi Airport (AER/URSS), Russia
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft impacted a mountainside near Sochi-Matsesta 500 metres from the coast when approaching Adler/Sochi Airport in poor weather conditions with low clouds, fog and rain. The aircraft was operating a supply flight from Sochi for partisans in the
Crimea when had to return due to poor weather conditions over the 3 targets. A diversion to Sukhumi was not allowed due to poor weather.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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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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