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Last updated: 26 October 2021
Date:Friday 24 April 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2P
Operator:Aeroflot, West Siberia Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-84595
MSN: 18427508
First flight: 1947
Total airframe hrs:9820
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:9 km (5.6 mls) NE of Bredsk, Novosibirsk region (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Novosibirsk-Severny (North) Airport (UNCC), Russia
Destination airport:Novosibirsk-Severny (North) Airport (UNCC), Russia
During an aeromagnetic survey flight from Novosibirsk-Severny Airport the crew forgot to put the fuel selector from the almost empty rear tank to another tank, causing it to run dry. The right engine consequently failed due to fuel starvation. The crew tried to restart the engine instead of feathering the propeller, but without success. The crew retracted the lowered magnetometer gondola and attempted an emergency landing in a field between Morozovo and Tavolgan. The aircraft continued to lose speed, missed the field by 60-70 metres and crashed in a forest.

Fuel starvation
Emergency landing



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