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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 11 April 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Operator:Aeroflot / Polar
Registration: CCCP-04213
C/n / msn: 18434610
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3,5 km (2.2 mls) from Nizhniye Kresty Airport (CYX) (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Egvekinot-Zaliv Kresta Airfield (UHME), Russia
Destination airport:Nizhniye Kresty Airport (CYX/UESS), Russia
Narrative:
On approach to Nizhniye Kresty Airport, the pilot mistook the empty barrels which marked the beginning of the snow airstrip for parked helicopters. The pilot made an emergency turn out, causing the aircraft to stall. It crashed on the ice of the Kolyma river 3,5 km from the airstrip.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Egvekinot-Zaliv Kresta Airfield to Nizhniye Kresty Airport as the crow flies is 860 km (538 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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