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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 27 June 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Aeroflot
Registration: CCCP-L882
C/n / msn: 12884
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Lake Palik, Borisov District, Minsk Region (   Belarus)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft departed Smolensk on a supply flight for partisans in the area of Lake Palik in the Borisov District of the Minsk Region in Belarus. While dropping the supplies, the suspension lines of a parachute got entangled in the empennage and the aircraft could no longer be controlled. The airplane descended until the cargo of the parachute got entangled in trees, causing the aircraft to crash in a swamp.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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