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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 2 April 1955
Type:Lisunov Li-2
Operator:GUSMP, Directorate of Polar Aviation
Registration: CCCP-N497
C/n / msn: 18430708
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Mys Zhelaniya (   Russia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Dikson Airport (DKS/UODD), Russia
Narrative:
The Li-2 operated on a flight from Mys Zhelaniya on Novaya Zemlya to Dikson Island in support of the Arctic expedition "Sever-7" when the crew was ordered to land on the ice near Mys Zhelaniya for training purposes. The skis of the main landing gear broke through the ice during the landing run. All 7occupants escaped unhurt, but the aircraft could not be recovered in time and sank during a storm on April 6, 1955.

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» Soviet Transports


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