Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2014
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the information presented here is preliminary and may change rapidly.
Status:
Date:xx xxx 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3m
Operator:Aeroflot, West Siberia Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-L26/28
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Taldi-Kurgan (   Kazakhstan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Alma-Ata Airport (ALA/UAAA), Kazakhstan
Destination airport:Novosibirsk-Tolmachevo Airport (OVB/UNNN), Russia
Narrative:
Crashed into mountains in a thunderstorm. The airplane was being ferried from Alma-Ata (now Almaty) after new engines had been installed. Two Russian Shvetsov M-62IR engines were installed instead of the original three BMW 132's.

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Alma-Ata Airport to Novosibirsk-Tolmachevo Airport as the crow flies is 1349 km (843 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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