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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 26 March 1952
Type:unknown
Operator:Aeroflot
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 36 / Occupants:
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 34
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tula Airport (TYA) (   Russia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Odessa-Central Airport (ODS/UKOO), Ukraine
Destination airport:Tula Airport (TYA/UUWV), Russia
Narrative:
A Russian passenger plane suffered a runway excursion upon landing. It struck a military transport plane, which was carrying 34 student of a military academy.
Both aircraft burst into flames.
A total of 70 people reportedly died. The number of fatalities on board each aircraft is estimated. Given the number of fatalities, the aircraft types involved were probably Lisunov Li-2 or Ilyushin 12.
The Aeroflot airplane was operating on a flight from Odessa to Moscow with an intermediate stop at Tula. The military transport was preparing for a flight to Berlin, Germany.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» airdisaster.ru


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Distance from Odessa-Central Airport to Tula Airport as the crow flies is 987 km (617 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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