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Last updated: 17 September 2021
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Date:Wednesday 15 February 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Operator:Aeroflot, Northern Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-71232
MSN: 18438903
First flight: 1951
Total airframe hrs:2384
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mezen Airport (   Russia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Naryan-Mar Airport (NNM/ULAM), Russia
Destination airport:Mezen Airport (ULAE), Russia
Narrative:
The aircraft suffered from severe icing, causing the forward cockpit windshields to be iced up. In poor visibility conditions the aircraft landed on rough terrain outside the runway environment.

Sources:
» airdisaster.ru


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Distance from Naryan-Mar Airport to Mezen Airport as the crow flies is 433 km (271 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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