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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 2 April 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Aeroflot
Registration: CCCP-L924
C/n / msn: 9429
First flight: 1943
Total airframe hrs:1864
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mount Guram, Northern Osetiya (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Tbilisi Airport (TBS/UGGG), Georgia
Destination airport:Rostov Airport (ROV/URRR), Russia
Narrative:
The C-47 transport plane impacted the slope of Mount Guram when the crew took a short cut on their flight to Rostov. Impact was 93 km to the right of the planned flight path. The wreckage was found on July 20, 1947.

Classification:

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» airdisaster.ru


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Distance from Tbilisi Airport to Rostov Airport as the crow flies is 738 km (461 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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