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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
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Date:Thursday 13 January 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Aeroflot
Registration: CCCP-L837
C/n / msn: 9615
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Svoryn (   Belarus)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-47 operated on a supply flight for the Sikorski partisan unit in the area of Svoryn, Brest Region of Belarus. The airstrip was short and soaked. Attempting to take off the pilot tried to lift off at low speed. The left wing hit the ground and the crashed. As the accident happened behind the German lines the damaged aircraft had to be abandoned.

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