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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 29 April 1949
Time:12:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Operator:Aeroflot, Yakutsk Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-L4464
C/n / msn: 3702
First flight: 1948
Total airframe hrs:769
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 24
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:117 km (73.1 mls) E of Kirensk (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Yakutsk Airport (YKS/UEEE), Russia
Destination airport:Kirensk (UIKK), Russia
Narrative:
Flew into the side of a mountain at a height of 1300 m during descent. The airplane was flying over 100 km off course. The crew had failed to establish its position during the flight and began a descent without visual contact with the ground.

Classification:
Navigational error
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» airdisaster.ru


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Distance from Yakutsk Airport to Kirensk as the crow flies is 1284 km (802 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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Lisunov Li-2

  • ca 5000 built
  • 91st loss
  • 76th fatal accident
  • 16th worst accident (at the time)
  • 25th worst accident (currently)
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