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Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Date:Sunday 19 September 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov PS-84
Operator:Aeroflot
Registration: CCCP-L4008
C/n / msn: 1843504
First flight: 1942
Total airframe hrs:1418
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,5 km (0.9 mls) from Yakhnovo Airfield (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Khvoinaya Airport, Russia
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft operated on a flight from Moscow to Leningrad with an en route stop at Khvoinaya. En route between Khvoinaya and
Leningrad the crew lost orientation. In night time conditions the crew decided to return to Khvoinaya. However due to poor weather conditions there the flight diverted Yakhnovo Airfield, 8 km south-west of Khvoinaya Airfield.
The first attempt to land was abandoned. Then both engines flamed out as the flight engineer had forgotten to switch the tanks in time. The aircraft lost altitude and crashed in a swamp.

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Lisunov Li-2

  • ca 5000 built
  • 43rd loss
  • 35th fatal accident
  • 3rd worst accident (at the time)
  • 21st worst accident (currently)
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