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Accident description
Last updated: 15 December 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 31 January 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-5-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Aeroflot, Moscow Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-L854
C/n / msn: 12225
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Solntsevo District, Moscow (   Russia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Moskva-Bykovo Airport (BKA/UUBB), Russia
Destination airport:Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO/UUWW), Russia
Narrative:
The left engine failed 15 minutes into the flight and the propeller could not be feathered. The crew decided to make an emergency landing at Sukovo Airfield (now the Solntsevo district of Moscow) but had to go around as the landing gear had not been locked down after lowering.
During the initial climb the right engine overheated and failed as well. The aircraft entered a spin and crashed into a forest.

Sources:
» airdisaster.ru
» Soviet Transport


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Distance from Moskva-Bykovo Airport to Moskva-Vnukovo Airport as the crow flies is 50 km (31 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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