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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 1 February 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Operator:Soviet Air Force
Registration: 4803
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Khabarovsk Krai, near Sovetskaya Gavan (   Russia)
Crash site elevation: 340 m (1115 feet) amsl
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Znamenskoye Airfield, Russia
Destination airport:Znamenskoye Airfield, Russia
Narrative:
The plane crashed in a forest in the south-western slope of Mount Kekurnaya in 4 km south of the airfield Znamenskoye. On the second flight in a circle, after takeoff, the crew during the climb turned to the right by 15-20 °, because on the left was a hill 450 meters high. Then the crew proceeded to the first turn left at 90 °, during which the aircraft collided with a Mount Kekurnaya at an altitude of 340 m. Both pilots were killed. The navigator was injured.
The airplane was attached to the 563rd Transport Aviation Regiment of Pacific Fleet.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Field expedition to the accident site
» airdisaster.ru


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