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Last updated: 18 November 2018
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Date:Saturday 4 March 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Aeroflot
Registration: CCCP-L875
C/n / msn: 11899
First flight: 1943
Total airframe hrs:341
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO) (   Russia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO/UUWW), Russia
Destination airport:Moskva-Khodynka (Frunze) Central Aerodrome, Russia
Narrative:
The C-47 took off from Moscow's Vnukovo Airport on a positioning flight to Khodynka, also in Moscow. For training purposes the crew shut down one engine but they were not able to restart it. Th pilot then decided to return to Vnukovo, but the aircraft touched
down late, forcing the pilot to execute a go-around. Before being able to gain height, the aircraft collided with a parked Bell P-39Q Airacobra (44-2226), crashed in a revetment and burnt out.

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» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Moskva-Vnukovo Airport to Moskva-Khodynka (Frunze) Central Aerodrome as the crow flies is 28 km (17 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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