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Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Date:Wednesday 27 January 1954
Time:06:17
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Operator:Aeroflot / Armenia
Registration: CCCP-L4105
MSN: 1846507
First flight: 1950
Total airframe hrs:1930
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:12 km (7.5 mls) W of Tsaghkashen (   Armenia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Survey/research
Departure airport:Yerevan Airport (EVN/UDYZ), Armenia
Destination airport:Yerevan Airport (EVN/UDYZ), Armenia
Narrative:
The Li-2 operated on an atmospheric sounding flight from Yerevan. It deviated from the prescribed flight path by 18 km due to strong winds. While descending in clouds the aircraft struck the snow-covered eastern slope of Mt. Kara-Dag (3,231 metres) at a height of 3,160 metres.

Classification:
Aircraft strayed off planned course
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» airdisaster.ru


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