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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Date:Friday 16 May 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Aeroflot, Far East Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-L1048
C/n / msn: 11936
First flight: 1943
Total airframe hrs:2388
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Total:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 22
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Khabarovsk Airport (KHV) (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nikolayevsk-na-Amure (UHNN), Russia
Destination airport:Khabarovsk-Novy Airport (KHV/UHHH), Russia
Narrative:
The aircraft impacted the tower of a broadcast station while on approach to Khabarovsk Airport and crashed. Weather conditions were below minima.

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Distance from Nikolayevsk-na-Amure to Khabarovsk-Novy Airport as the crow flies is 637 km (398 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
  • 2490th loss
  • 745th fatal accident
  • 55th worst accident (at the time)
  • 176th worst accident (currently)
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