ASN Aircraft accident Lisunov Li-2 CCCP-L4704 Sverdlovsk-Koltsovo Airport (SVX)
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Date:Friday 30 December 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Operator:Aeroflot, Moscow Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-L4704
MSN: 18431304
First flight: 1948
Total airframe hrs:1194
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:8,5 km (5.3 mls) SE of Sverdlovsk-Koltsovo Airport (SVX) (   Russia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Sverdlovsk-Koltsovo Airport (SVX/USSS), Russia
Destination airport:Omsk Airport (OMS/UNOO), Russia
The aircraft operated on a cargo flight from Moscow to Vladivostok with en route stops at Sverdlovsk and Omsk.
Shortly after takeoff from Sverdlovsk the cockpit windows rapidly covered with white frost. The crew were distracted and lost spatial orientation as they continued visual flight. The aircraft lost height, banked right and crashed on the banks of the River Iset'.

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Distance from Sverdlovsk-Koltsovo Airport to Omsk Airport as the crow flies is 798 km (499 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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