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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 12 February 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Operator:Aeroflot
Registration: CCCP-L4068
C/n / msn: 18411405
First flight: 1943
Total airframe hrs:107
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Novoyuryevka, Nikolayev Region (   Ukraine)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Gorkiy Airport (GOJ/UWGG), Russia
Destination airport:Kuybyshev Airport (KUF/UWWW), Russia
Narrative:
The aircraft entered a steep climb after takeoff and stalled at a height of some 30-40 metres. It came down about 200 m outside of the airfield's perimeter and caught fire.
The trim tabs of the elevator were had not been removed prior to takeoff.

Classification:
Locked rudders/ailerons/gustlock
Loss of control

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Gorkiy Airport to Kuybyshev Airport as the crow flies is 504 km (315 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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