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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 23 April 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2T
Operator:Aeroflot, Far East Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-L4437
C/n / msn: 3305
First flight: 1947
Total airframe hrs:514
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 16
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Khabarovsk Airport (   Russia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Khabarovsk Airport (UHHT), Russia
Destination airport:Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Airport (UUS/UHSS), Russia
Narrative:
The Li-2 swerved off the right side of the runway on takeoff. Some 30 seconds later the wing hit a telegraph line and the aircraft collided with the pole of a high-voltage power-line.
The trimmer of the rudder had not been set to neutral position before takeoff.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Michael Roch / Soviet Transports


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Distance from Khabarovsk Airport to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Airport as the crow flies is 590 km (369 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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