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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 13 January 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-15-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Aeroflot
Registration: CCCP-L866
C/n / msn: 12601
First flight: 1944
Total airframe hrs:1056
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:4 km (2.5 mls) NW of Saratov-Zavodskoy Airfield (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Kuybyshev Airport (KUF/UWWW), Russia
Destination airport:Saratov-Zavodskoy Airfield, Russia
Narrative:
The C-47A transport plane operated on a flight from Kuybyshev to Saratov-Razboishchina (now Saratov-Sokol) when it encountered
low clouds and fog on approach. The aircraft lost speed while flying a turn and crashed on the slope of the Korolyov Sad ravine some 4 to 5 km north-west of Saratov-Zavodskoy Airfield. A fire erupted, consuming the aircraft.

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Kuybyshev Airport to Saratov-Zavodskoy Airfield as the crow flies is 361 km (226 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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