Accident description
Last updated: 26 October 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 21 November 1947
Time:18:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2P
Operator:Transporturile Aeriene Romano-Sovietice - TARS
Registration: YR-TAI
C/n / msn: 18423509
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 21
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 26
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Plouznice, Lomnice nad Popelkou (   Czech Republic) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bucharest-Baneasa Airport (BBU/LRBS), Romania
Destination airport:Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG/LKPR), Czech Republic
Narrative:
The crew became lost and after radio failure. The airplane descended until it struck trees and crashed.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» Nehody dopravních letadel v Ceskoslovensku, díl 2


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Distance from Bucharest-Baneasa Airport to Praha-Ruzyne International Airport as the crow flies is 1079 km (674 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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