Accident description
Last updated: 20 December 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 24 April 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Operator:Aeroflot, East Siberia Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-L4460
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
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.

Sources:
» Michael Roch / Soviet Transports
» airdisaster.ru


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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.
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Lisunov Li-2

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