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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 19 April 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov PS-84
Operator:Aeroflot
Registration: CCCP-L3976
C/n / msn: 1841903
First flight: 1941
Total airframe hrs:3087
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 13
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:20 km (12.5 mls) E of Kielce (   Poland)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Kraków Airport (KRK/EPKK), Poland
Destination airport:Minsk-1 International Airport (MHP/UMMM), Belarus
Narrative:
The aircraft operated on a flight from Kraków to Minsk and Moscow in support of the People's Commissariat for Lines of Communications. The flight deviated from the planned route and collided with trees on the slope of Mount Lysica after entering low clouds.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
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Distance from Kraków Airport to Minsk-1 International Airport as the crow flies is 672 km (420 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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