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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 5 March 1947
Time:09:53
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 / Georgia
Registration: CCCP-L952
C/n / msn: 26319/14874
First flight: 1944
Total airframe hrs:2236
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Total:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Nizhnesvanetsky Range (   Georgia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tbilisi Airport (TBS/UGGG), Georgia
Destination airport:Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO/UUWW), Russia
Flightnumber:34
Narrative:
On a flight from Tbilisi to Moscow, the crew decided to cut the route short and overfly the main ridge of the Caucasus. The aircraft entered clouds and impacted a mountain side.
The wreckage was found on 20 June 1947.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
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Distance from Tbilisi Airport to Moskva-Vnukovo Airport as the crow flies is 1634 km (1021 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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