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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 7 December 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Operator:Aeroflot
Registration: CCCP-L4161
C/n / msn: 184 9106
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,5 km (0.9 mls) from Orlovka, Teplik district, Vinnitsa region (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Kiev (unknown airport), Ukraine
Narrative:
The Li-2 operated on a flight from Kishinyov to Moscow with an en route stop at Kiev.
En route to Kiev the aircraft encountered below-minima weather conditions with thick fog. The aircraft was flying at very low altitude until it collided with the slope of a ravine and crashed 460 metres further on in a field.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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Lisunov Li-2

  • ca 5000 built
  • 55th loss
  • 46th fatal accident
  • 6th worst accident (at the time)
  • 22nd worst accident (currently)
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