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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 4 December 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-10-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Aeroflot, Uralsk Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-L950
C/n / msn: 26329/14884
First flight: 1944
Total airframe hrs:1241
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Novosibirsk-Severny (North) Airport (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Krasnoyarsk Airport (KJA/UNKL), Russia
Destination airport:Novosibirsk-Severny (North) Airport (UNCC), Russia
Narrative:
The aircraft operated on a flight from Ulan-Bator, Mongolia to Moscow with en route stops at a.o. Krasnoyarsk and Novosibirsk.
Low clouds and fog were in the area as the aircraft approached Novosibirsk Airport at night. While attempting to locate the runway, the right wing struck the wiring of a radio transmitter mast. Control was lost and the aircraft crashed.

Classification:

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Krasnoyarsk Airport to Novosibirsk-Severny (North) Airport as the crow flies is 609 km (380 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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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 2182nd loss
  • 633rd fatal accident
  • 94th worst accident (at the time)
  • 325th worst accident (currently)
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