ASN Aircraft accident Lisunov Li-2V CCCP-N502 Mirny Ice Station
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Date:Sunday 16 February 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2V
Operator:Polyarnaya Aviatsiya
Registration: CCCP-N502
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Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mirny Ice Station (   Antarctica)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Departure airport:Mirny Ice Station, Antarctica
Destination airport:?
The Li-2 taxied out for takeoff at the Mirny Ice Station. Due to a locked tail skid the aircraft failed to make a U-turn to enter the runway. The airplane got stuck on the edge of the ice. An attempt was made to pull the aircraft to safety by means of a tractor, but the ice started crumbling and the aircraft fell.

The aircraft was operated by the Moscow Special Purpose Aviation Group (MAGON).

» Guus Ottenhof


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