Accident description
Last updated: 27 November 2014
Status:
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:Aeroflot
Registration: CCCP-N502
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Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mirnyy (   Antarctica)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Mirny Ice Station, Antarctica
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Li-2 taxied out for takeoff at the Mirnyy 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.

Sources:
» Guus Ottenhof


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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