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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 20 September 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Operator:Aeroflot, Moscow Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-L4029
C/n / msn: 1846201
First flight: 1943
Total airframe hrs:839
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:at an unknown location (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Sverdlovsk-Koltsovo Airport (SVX/USSS), Russia
Destination airport:Kuybyshev Airport (KUF/UWWW), Russia
Narrative:
The Li-2 operated on a cargo flight from Sverdlovsk (now Yekaterinburg) to Kuybyshev (now Samara) at night when the inexperienced crew deviated from the prescribed flight path by 68 km to the north-west. The flight attempted to land at the place it had reached at ETA, which turned out to be Tashla in the Novy Buyan District of the Kuibyshev Region.
At that time the left engine was not working and the aircraft was low on fuel. As the elevation of Tashla was 75 metres above that of Kuybyshev Airport the aircraft flew into the ground while flying the first turn of the approach pattern.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Sverdlovsk-Koltsovo Airport to Kuybyshev Airport as the crow flies is 759 km (475 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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