Narrative:The crew left the prescribed flighpath in bad visibility and followed the course of a river in the mountains at an altitude of just 100 m. The Li-2 lost height in heavy snowfall and crashed into the ice of the river with a left inclination. It appeared that the crew had drunk the night before the flight.
|Date:||Saturday 24 April 1948|
|Operator:||Aeroflot, East Siberia Civil Aviation Directorate|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 25|
|Total:||Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 29 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||near Mamakchana ( Russia)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Kirensk (UIKK), Russia|
|Destination airport:||Bodaybo (UIKB), Russia|
» Michael Roch / Soviet Transports
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Kirensk to Bodaybo as the crow flies is 363 km (227 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.