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Accident description
Last updated: 10 December 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 12 October 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2T
Operator:Aeroflot, East Siberia Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-L4658
C/n / msn: 4508
First flight: 1948
Total airframe hrs:88
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:25 km (15.6 mls) SSW of Parshino, Kirensk District (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Kirensk (UIKK), Russia
Destination airport:Bodaybo (UIKB), Russia
Narrative:
The Li-2T operated on a cargo flight from Irkutsk to Bodaybo with an en route stop at Kirensk. After 1 hour and 13 minutes both engines flamed out due to fuel starvation. The fuel filters and pipes were clogged with ice as the aircraft had been refuelled at Kirensk with fuel which contained too much water. The aircraft came down in the taiga near the Parshinka River and caught fire.

Classification:
All engine powerloss
Fuel contamination
Fuel starvation
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» airdisaster.ru
» Soviet Transports
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Kirensk to Bodaybo as the crow flies is 363 km (227 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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