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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:
Date:Sunday 8 August 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov PS-84
Operator:Aeroflot
Registration: CCCP-L3982
C/n / msn: 1841910
First flight: 1941
Total airframe hrs:1770
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:7 km (4.4 mls) from Balashov Airfield (   Russia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Balashov Airfield, Russia
Destination airport:Kursk-Vostochny Airport (URS/UUOK), Russia
Narrative:
The airplane operated on a cargo flight from Balashov to Kursk with a cargo of three M-105 engines. During takeoff at least one
of the engines broke loose. It broke through the cabin floor and trapped the control cable of the horizontal stabiliser which was running under the floor. The pilot tried to steer the aircraft with the trim tabs of the stabiliser, but to no avail. The aircraft crashed in the steppe some 7 km after take-off, caught fire and burnt out.

Classification:

Loss of control

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Balashov Airfield to Kursk-Vostochny Airport as the crow flies is 469 km (293 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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