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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Sunday 7 March 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Operator:Polyarnaya Aviatsiya
Registration: CCCP-N444
C/n / msn: 1848009
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:143 km (89.4 mls) N of Kharp (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Dudinka Airport (UROD), Russia
Destination airport:Amderma Airport (AMV/UOAA), Russia
Narrative:
The Li-2 operated on a flight from Dudinka to Amderma at night. The crew lost orientation and the aircraft impacted the eastern slope of Mount Netem-Pe (1338 metres high) in the Northern Urals.
The wreckage was found on 17 September 1950.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» airdisaster.ru


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Distance from Dudinka Airport to Amderma Airport as the crow flies is 942 km (589 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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Lisunov Li-2

  • ca 5000 built
  • 73rd loss
  • 60th fatal accident
  • 7th worst accident (at the time)
  • 13th worst accident (currently)
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