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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
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Date:Saturday 31 October 1953
Time:00:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Operator:Aeroflot, North Kavkaz Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-L4732
C/n / msn: 18432509
First flight: 1949
Total airframe hrs:5181
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 16
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Kharkov Airport (HRK) (   Ukraine)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Rostov Airport (ROV/URRR), Russia
Destination airport:Kharkov Airport (HRK/UKHH), Ukraine
Narrative:

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

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Distance from Rostov Airport to Kharkov Airport as the crow flies is 391 km (244 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
  • 129th loss
  • 103rd fatal accident
  • 19th worst accident (at the time)
  • 22nd worst accident (currently)
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