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Last updated: 14 November 2018
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Date:Friday 19 March 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2P
Operator:LOT Polskie Linie Lotnicze
Registration: SP-LAH
C/n / msn: 18423201
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Gruszowiec (   Poland)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Warszawa-Okecie Airport (WAW/EPWA), Poland
Destination airport:Kraków-Rakowice-Czyzyny Airport (EPKC), Poland
Narrative:
Due to a power failure of the Dabrowa Tarnowska radio beacon, the aircraft went off-course and collided with the Cwilin hill (1060 m) near Gruszowiec. The pilot saw the rising terrain at the last moment and initiated a climb which reduced the impact.

Classification:
Navigational beacons inoperative
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Polski transport lotniczy 1918-79 / M. Mikulski & A. Glass
» Soviet Transports
» Stan Drozdowski


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Distance from Warszawa-Okecie Airport to Kraków-Rakowice-Czyzyny Airport as the crow flies is 240 km (150 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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