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Last updated: 7 December 2021
Date:xx FEB 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2V
Operator:Polyarnaya Aviatsiya
Registration: CCCP-N501
MSN: 18430705
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Mirny Ice Station (   Antarctica)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Mirny Ice Station, Antarctica
The Lisunov was en route between the ice stations Komsomol'skaya and Mirny when the crew failed to switch the fuel tank selector cock in time. The engines lost power and a crash-landing was carried out.

The aircraft was operated by the Moscow Special Purpose Aviation Group (MAGON).

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