Narrative:A Lisunov Li-2 transport plane was destroyed when it crashed near Sverdlovsk (now: Ekaterinburg). All 13 passengers and six crew members were killed.
|Date:||Thursday 5 January 1950|
|Operator:||Soviet Air Force|
|Registration:|| 42 red|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13|
|Total:||Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Sverdlovsk-Koltsovo Airport (SVX) ( Russia)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Kazan Airport (KZN/UWKD), Russia|
|Destination airport:||Chelyabinsk Airport (CEK/USCC), Russia|
The airplane carried the VVS Moscow ice hockey team; a team representing the Soviet Air Force. They were on their way to a match against Dzerzhinsky from Chelyabinsk. Because of poor weather at destination Chelyabinsk, the flight diverted to Sverdlovsk. Weather at Sverdlovsk was deteriorating too and the crew attempted four approaches before the airplane struck terrain near the runway in a heavy snowstorm.
Some sources indicate that the accident happened in January 7, 1950.
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 Kazan Airport to Chelyabinsk Airport as the crow flies is 765 km (478 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.