Accident description
Last updated: 27 November 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 23 December 1954
Time:15:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2P
Operator:Malev Hungarian Airlines
Registration: HA-LIF
C/n / msn: 18425604
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 28
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 33
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Polná (   Czech Republic) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Budapest-Ferihegy Airport (BUD/LHBP), Hungary
Destination airport:Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG/LKPR), Czech Republic
Narrative:
Force landed due to icing. The left landing gear collapsed. The airplane was on a flight to Prague and Berlin. A Finnish woman sustained serious injuries in the accident.

Sources:
» E-mail Ivan Rado, 15-2-2007
» Soviet Transports


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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 Budapest-Ferihegy Airport to Praha-Ruzyne International Airport as the crow flies is 467 km (292 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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