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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 16 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-N456
C/n / msn: 18427705
First flight: 1947
Total airframe hrs:434
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Vorkuta Airport (VKT) (   Russia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Survey/research
Departure airport:Vorkuta Airport (VKT/UUYW), Russia
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Li-2 was engaged in a search mission for another Li-2, CCCP-N444, that went missing on March 7. During takeoff from Vorkuta the aircraft lifted off at a low speed after a takeoff run of 700 meters through deep snow (25-30 cm). The aircraft did not gain enough altitude, collided with a house and crashed.

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» Soviet Transports
» airdisaster.ru


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