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Accident description
Last updated: 10 December 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 22 May 1948
Time:18:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-45-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Aeroflot, Far East Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-L1073
C/n / msn: 34321/17054
First flight: 1945
Total airframe hrs:1691
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Magadan (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport (PKC/UHPP), Russia
Destination airport:Magadan Airport (GDX/UHMM), Russia
Narrative:
Low clouds at the destination of Magadan Airport forced the crew to divert to Seymchan. En route the airplane impacted the western slope of the Marchekanskaya sopka mountain (707 metres high) some 70 metres below the summit.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» airdisaster.ru
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport to Magadan Airport as the crow flies is 879 km (550 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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