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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 3 May 1952
Time:08:14
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-L4602
C/n / msn: 4607
First flight: 1948
Total airframe hrs:2284
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:95 km (59.4 mls) NW of Khandyga (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Yakutsk Airport (YKS/UEEE), Russia
Destination airport:Khandyga, Russia
Narrative:
The Li-2 operated on a cargo flight from Yakutsk to Allaikha with en route stops at Yakutsk and Khandyga. The aircraft encountered inclement weather and deviated from the prescribed flight path due to strong winds. It entered clouds and impacted the north-western slope of the first mountain of the Verkhoyanski khrebet ridge at a height of about 1200 metres.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» airdisaster.ru
» Soviet Transports


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